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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.
How States Can Jumpstart The Future Of Learning
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Nov 4, 10:03 AM: The #FutureofWork is here—exponential technology has reshaped the employment landscape—but the #FutureofLearning seems to be taking its time. Most secondary students are still sitting in rows, filling out worksheets, and moving to >
Editorial: Scary reading for rural America
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Oct 29, 7:42 AM: If you want to read something grim, depressing and sometimes downright scary this Halloween season, you could try a Stephen King novel. Or you could read the report “The Future of Work” by the New York-based consulting firm >
Talent crisis in Nebraska’s technology field prompts concern
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Oct 25, 5:10 AM: The press conference was part of Nebraska Tech Collaborative, a group formed by the Aksarben Foundation to bridge the gap between business leaders and educators throughout the state and to address Nebraska’s shortage of high-tech >
Closing The Skills Gap Through Innovation
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Oct 23, 8:42 AM: "The jobs are there, but the skills are not” is the most familiar refrain you will hear from senior executives today. I have recently seen a Twitter survey on #StartingUp that asked whether employers believe that young people are >
Grand Rapids school board approves 2 career-focused academies
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Oct 22, 6:17 AM: Once on their career-focused pathway for the Academy of Public Safety Services and Academy of Media Production, officials say students will benefit from tailored coursework, hands-on field experience, internships, job shadows and >
High school grads earn $20 an hour, free college through apprenticeships
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Oct 15, 5:38 AM: Grzywacz is one of many young people across the state choosing to forego a four-year degree in favor of a faster track to a technical career. Educators, business leaders and economic development specialists have been working to >
School goes to work for St. Louis high school students
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Oct 10, 6:48 AM: Students in the Centers for Advanced Professional Studies, or CAPS, program earn high school and college credit while gaining real-world experience in business, manufacturing, health care, technology and other professional >
Chicago Public Schools apprenticeship program designed to offer students path to careers signs up fi
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Oct 9, 5:40 AM: The first group of business partners has been finalized for a new apprenticeship program that seeks to put Chicago Public Schools students on the way to careers in manufacturing, health care or information technology.
2,000 high school students focused on their future today
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Oct 4, 6:09 AM: About 2,000 high school juniors from 30 area high schools focused on their futures today.
Public schools adapting to meet needs of technological workforce | Opinion
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Sep 27, 8:27 AM: Technology changes at a rapid pace and the expectations of the workforce evolve along with these advancements. In order to ensure that our students are prepared to enter the workforce in careers that are both personally fulfilling >

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