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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; >
Springfield leverages education partnerships to fill skills gap
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Feb 11, 8:40 AM: The educational system at all levels, and the business community, are essential to ensuring that the workforce has a sufficient supply of the skills and training being sought in the labor market.
Ginn Academy working to ensure all students graduate ready to work, with job certification
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Feb 11, 8:32 AM: A new program at the all-boys Cleveland public high school Ginn Academy aims to help students understand how their skillsets can translate to the work world and connect them to education to turn their strengths into a career.
Maryland apprenticeship program transitions students directly into jobs after graduation
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Jan 20, 9:03 AM: The Apprenticeship Maryland Program started as a pilot program in a few areas in 2016, but now it’s expanding. It is designed for Maryland Public School students 16-and-older as a way to give them a job they’re trained for and can >
Employers Want to Train Workers but Are Swimming in Options
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Jan 7, 9:40 AM: U.S. workers now have access to more than 738,000 secondary and postsecondary degrees, certificates, badges and other certifications, according to a 2019 report from Credential Engine, a nonprofit that aims to build a comprehensive >
In Illinois, apprenticeships are on the rise
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Jan 7, 8:31 AM: Apprenticeship programs in construction and other trades have long been seen as a pathway to good-paying jobs without the expense of a college degree.
Opinion: Building on education successes to serve students and our future workforce
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Dec 27, 8:23 AM: Educate Maine is a group of cross-sector and geographically diverse Maine business leaders who champion career readiness by supporting Mainers in their educational attainment quests, and seek to enable all students to succeed in >
A Look Inside Akron’s College & Career Academies
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Dec 3, 8:03 AM: In Akron's College & Career Academies model, the school district is focused on offering hands-on experiences, rather than test-taking, while partnerships with the business community play a vital role.
Editorial: Prepare students for technical careers
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Dec 2, 8:31 AM: A college education should be within reach of all students with the aptitude and interest to pursue a four-year degree, but not everyone wants to follow that path. At the same time, there is a high and consistent workforce demand >
Apprenticeship program at JJC aims to pair companies, students to build skilled workforce
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Nov 22, 6:51 AM: As the nation’s workforce ages and begins to retire, there’s a push, locally and nationally, to get younger people prepared to fill a variety of jobs that require certain skill sets.
Tradesformers provides apprenticeship opportunities for high school students
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Nov 18, 8:43 AM: Tradesformers partner companies Advance Mechanical, Piedmont Service Group and Pitt Electric began about a year ago accompanying Pate to area high schools to offer selected students on-the-job training, pay and a chance to earn >
Reynolds talks prison reform, celebrates apprenticeships during visit to Van Wall
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Nov 6, 8:38 AM: During her visit to central Iowa Tuesday, Reynolds celebrated apprenticeship opportunities in Iowa, signing proclamation to declare the week of Nov. 11-17 as registered ‘Apprenticeship Week.
Carpenters Middle School earns Path to College School recognition
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Nov 6, 8:21 AM: CMS was among more than 100 schools statewide and the only one in the county to receive the Path to College School Designation for the 2018-19 academic year from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

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