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Two local online schools expand to help fill worker shortage
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Oct 4, 8:41 AM: Career experts say there's not only a labor shortage in our workforce, but there's also a skills gap. Meaning, applicants just don't have the knowledge or experience to compete for a job.
Baton Rouge is trying to get more kids non-college job training. But demand is lower than hoped.
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Sep 28, 8:52 AM: Baton Rouge students can get job experience in high school for free. Why aren't more doing so?
Five Ways Education Can Keep Pace With the Jobs of the Future
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Sep 17, 8:39 AM: Career success is no longer about what you know; it's about what you can learn.
City Colleges’ Future Ready initiative to offer 60 career training programs this fall —
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Jul 22, 11:04 AM: City Colleges of Chicago plans to aid adult learners this fall with Future Ready, a new initiative featuring 60 career training programs that will be made available to students at no cost.
Apprenticeships Have Risen 64% Since 2010. How Should Policymakers Support Them?
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May 7, 8:42 AM: The workforce training model, which allows apprentices to earn a wage while they learn a trade on the job, has justifiably grown more popular.
DeSantis proposes federal money for workforce education efforts
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Mar 23, 7:30 AM: The governor wants to use $75 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for programs to help people get job certificates and credentials.
Column: Education at the crossroads
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Dec 30, 8:16 AM: Now is the time to seriously evolve our 100-year-old educational model. After all, most of us no longer ride horses to work.
Column: Educators failing to teach what students need for good jobs
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Dec 28, 9:11 AM: Slowly and steadily, American educators have become more encouraging of disadvantaged students with hidden potential. I have reported on many high school teachers who regularly show young people how to get into college and prepare >
Commentary: To boldly go where education in Maine has not gone before
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Dec 23, 7:12 AM: High schoolers taking online early college classes from UMaine at Fort Kent will benefit from a collaboration that bridges education and emerging technologies.
What do we get for the billions spent on job training? Connecticut wants to know.
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Dec 21, 6:58 AM: Simply put, Connecticut doesn’t precisely know what it was getting for the money. To be fair, most states don’t. And neither does the federal government, a primary funding source for employment programs in the United >
The $2 Trillion Question: How to Spend on Education for the Future
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Nov 13, 9:32 AM: Getting a college degree is no longer the only—or smartest—way to invest in human capital. Those who think more broadly will prosper in the years ahead, writes columnist Greg Ip. Plus, experts weigh in on how to get better returns, >
Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap
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Jun 8, 8:28 AM: Mr. Chertavian and the leaders of other programs, which operate in dozens of American cities, from Seattle to Miami, said they saw opportunity beyond their immediate challenges. The forced march online, they said, has triggered a >
Can Higher Education Get America Back To Work?
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May 26, 8:54 AM: The single most important job higher education will be asked to do over the next few years will be getting Americans back to work.
Opinion: Connecting youth to career pathways — and hope — from home
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May 1, 6:59 AM: That’s why Career Connect Washington (CCW) is doubling down on building viable pathways to college and career for 15- to 29-year-olds and delivering more pathways through virtual learning experiences.
HR Pros To High Schools: It’s Time To Create A Talent Pipeline
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Apr 15, 8:53 AM: A new survey of HR pros by K12 Inc.’s Destinations Career Academy shows how the skills gap in the U.S. is hurting American businesses and how career-readiness education can help.
Teaching the trades: Area high school districts partner with industries to give students a head star
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Mar 25, 6:31 AM: Such partnerships between local high schools and employers seek to not only put students on career paths to good jobs but replenish a shrinking skilled workforce.
Rhode Island, North Dakota Work to Bridge Workforce Skills Gap
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Mar 12, 9:28 AM: Providing all high school students access to computer science courses is a policy in 19 states, and eight of those offer computer science education to all K-12 students.
Opinion: New academies with hands-on training a better fit than college for many Texas youth
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Mar 4, 8:17 AM: A growing number of high schools in Texas — 63 to be exact — now include six-year academies providing students groundbreaking access to high-demand technology careers. Among them are Avalos P-Tech High School in Aldine, Pathways in >
The New Economy Demands A New Learning Approach
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Feb 25, 9:52 AM: We can’t expect to prepare students to tackle a new economy using an old model for learning. The one-size-fits-all learning paradigm is already struggling to prepare talent to meet economic demands. Its rigidity has already cost >
Companies Invest in Partnerships, Workforce Training to Bridge Skills Gap
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Feb 20, 10:00 AM: Employers from a variety of industries – including Amazon, Facebook, Chevron, Home Depot and Siemens – have in recent years announced plans to collectively pump hundreds of millions of dollars into domestic skills training courses; >

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