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10 bill package to expand apprenticeships in New Jersey: Education briefs
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Dec 5, 8:25 AM: Legislators hope a package of bills introduced this week will expand apprenticeship opportunities in high-demand fields by creating the necessary infrastructure.
White House Outlines Five-Year STEM Push
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Dec 4, 8:47 AM: THE WHITE HOUSE announced Monday evening a five-year strategic plan for science, technology, engineering and math education, setting forth what it calls a "North Star" that "charts a course for the Nation's success.
Opinion: Career readiness programs for students are vital to future of Idaho, U.S.
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Nov 21, 8:11 AM: Experts tell us that more than 50 million job openings will be created by 2020. Many of these jobs will require a four-year college degree. This includes traditional careers like accountants and lawyers, teachers and doctors. But a >
Apprenticeships and work-based learning help close the skills gap
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Nov 16, 6:46 AM: While the Mississippi River Delta region has experienced its share of successes, the region has not seen the same level of economic activity realized across much of the country. In fact, much of the region has failed to restore >
Opinion: State laws keep stopping employers from giving students apprenticeships
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Nov 15, 8:43 AM: As we conclude National Apprenticeship Week, a week that was marked by events across the country held by leaders in business, labor, education, and government, we have to ask ourselves: Why aren’t more industries using >
Governor: Apprentices are ‘learning and earning’
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Nov 14, 7:13 AM: Low unemployment may be one of the stats politicians brag about. But Iowa's governor says she's well aware that having everyone working can actually cause headaches for business managers.
Schools pioneer new STEM certifications
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Nov 14, 7:10 AM: The STEM Action Center, created by the 2015 Legislature, and AdvancED certifications are part of a state-led push to strengthen Idaho’s STEM career pipeline as a conduit between education and jobs in the fields of science, >
Dangling a college offer, one rural town tries to hang on to its work force
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Nov 8, 8:14 AM: Under the new program, a business would partner with a high school senior who is interested in a one- or two-year technical degree. The business would pay 60 percent of his or her college costs and Forward Devils Lake, the area’s >
Column: Schools, businesses, unions must align in Michigan’s talent race
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Nov 8, 7:28 AM: Michigan faces not only a skills gap but a very insufficient pipeline of willing and able workers to fill jobs in a robust economy. Certainly, the continued low K-12 enrollments and the confusing and declining immigration policy >
Utility partners with vo-tech schools to train students for clean energy jobs
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Oct 25, 5:42 AM: Atlantic City Electric wants to make sure students are ready for careers of the future, and they’re investing millions of dollars to do so.
Opinion: STEM helps narrow the opportunity gap
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Oct 23, 6:26 AM: One of the prevalent arguments for increasing STEM learning in Massachusetts schools is to ensure that we have the educated workforce needed to compete in an increasingly high-tech 21st-century economy. But another advantage to >
Partnership between car dealership and community college prepares students for auto tech jobs
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Oct 23, 5:14 AM: A partnership between a local car dealership and a community college is addressing an issue with which a number of local industries are struggling: a shortage of workers trained for skilled-trade jobs.
Apprenticeships give students opportunity
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Oct 19, 6:52 AM: On Thursday, representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor and Nebraska Department of Labor signed an agreement with the school district for the Youth Intermediary Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Opinion: Solving the skills gap: Tennessee’s evolution puts students on right path
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Oct 19, 5:53 AM: More than 3 million students graduated from high schools across our country this spring, and I can’t help but wonder what their futures will hold.
Not on the college path
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Oct 18, 7:11 AM: Meet four Johnson County students jumping directly into their careers after graduation. They are challenging themselves and taking a less-popular pathway, one they feel is more suited for success.
‘Need is greater than supply’: Why technical education is booming in Greater Lansing
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Oct 18, 6:05 AM: The Institute of Agricultural Technology has 10 partnerships with community colleges across Michigan, providing students the option to get both an industry-recognized certificate from MSU and an associate’s degree from a local >
Opinion: Community colleges answer talent shortage
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Oct 15, 5:37 AM: Across southeast Michigan, we hear this from employers who are counting on schools to help train not just their future workforces, but the skilled employees they hope to hire right away. It is clear the most important fuel needed >
My View: Technical training is the key to success
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Oct 11, 7:18 AM: Our community is at a critical point, one that inspires us to meet work force needs by bridging the skills gap, and to offer students access to greater opportunity. By way of increased state funding and industry partnerships, CTE >
Apprenticeships rebuild excitement for manufacturing careers, close skills gap: Pathways to Prosperi
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Oct 9, 5:49 AM: A shortage of skilled workers in Northeast Ohio may have just as much to do with an image problem for manufacturing as a lack of training for potential employees.
Pre-apprenticeship ‘fills a gap’ in Longview students’ career options
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Oct 9, 5:26 AM: This year, about 30 Longview high-school students enrolled in the district’s new pre-apprenticeship program that will prepare them for a career in the trades, much like traditional curriculum prepares students for >

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