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Governor DeSantis signs bill geared toward expanding vocational training
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Jun 25, 6:57 AM: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an education bill Monday that includes efforts to expand workforce training and apprenticeships.
The Focused Student: Education beyond the college years
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Jun 24, 8:19 AM: Today, post-school education offers a wealth of opportunities in a variety of formats and fulfills a variety of purposes. Some people acquire additional education to advance in their professional lives. Others take courses they >
Howard County high school seniors will participate in new apprenticeship program this fall
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Jun 24, 8:16 AM: Howard County high school seniors will step outside their classrooms this September and become apprentices at local businesses, including in the human resources, electrical and cosmetology fields.
Local colleges work to connect students, employers to bridge “skills gap”
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Jun 24, 8:10 AM: In this installment, we’ll look at the education portion of the jobs equation, talking with officials at local colleges about their efforts to connect willing workers with companies that need them.
Companies are using virtual reality methods to train their employees, and two Lafayette companies ar
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Jun 17, 5:51 AM: Virtual reality workforce training is the latest trend for numerous industries, and Lafayette is the home of two businesses and an educational institute that is on the forefront.
Maine Community College System president: Governor’s bond package needed to boost Maine econom
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Jun 12, 7:17 AM: Education and focused training are key to closing the workforce development gap.
Commentary: A pathway to transforming lives
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Jun 11, 7:06 AM: This year our graduation ceremony is taking place on June 13 at Lynn Classical High School auditorium. More than 60 people will be recognized for their achievements in learning English, obtaining a GED, becoming a U.S. citizen, or >
Opinion: Closing skills gap must be top priority in Michigan
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Jun 11, 5:44 AM: Through no fault of their own, students here in Wayne County and across Michigan continue falling behind, causing them to lose out on opportunities to their peers in other states and around the globe.
Opinion: Opportunity knocked, we opened the door, now what?
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Jun 10, 7:41 AM: Presently, there are nearly 5,500 Connecticut-based computer science jobs available, yet last year just over 500 Connecticut college seniors graduated with computer science degrees. With an average salary of $97K (which is >
Missoula considers apprentice incentive
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Jun 6, 8:03 AM: Harp noted that apprenticeships are a career pathway to learning skills while working under supervision, and harken back to the Middle Ages. Most trades use them to connect master tradespeople with the next generation’s >
Wisconsin needs more kids to take computer science. Can a Microsoft program help make that happen?
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Jun 6, 7:26 AM: The Hortonville High School freshman (now a rising sophomore) could do that because of a program that pairs tech professionals with classroom teachers. Hortonville High just finished its second year with TEALS — or Technology >
Walmart is going after high school students in war for talent
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Jun 4, 8:16 AM: The nation’s largest private employer, with a workforce of 1.5 million people in the U.S., announced Tuesday it plans to expand a previously announced college-education perk to high schoolers, hoping to get them off to universities >
Editorial: Outreach efforts to Nebraska students can help prepare future workforce
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Jun 4, 6:27 AM: Modern manufacturing has a remarkable production capability through connections linking software and sophisticated output devices. Among the items that recently resulted at one Nebraska site: model cars, a door stop, miniature >
Commentary: Toward innovation in the workforce
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May 30, 7:54 AM: New jobs and new opportunities are popping up across the country. A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated there are nearly 7.6 million job openings in this country and only about 6.6 million people who can fill >
Nashville was desperate for tech workers. This man created a new crop of coders
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May 21, 7:37 AM: While many Nashville business leaders were focused on addressing the issue through K-12 education or by recruiting from other cities, Wark decided to pursue another strategy — build a vocational school that would teach entry-level >
Michigan launches $3M campaign to meet gap in skilled trades jobs by 2026
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May 21, 7:31 AM: Michigan employers will need to fill half a million skilled trades jobs by 2026, and state officials are investing $3 million to get the word out.
Opinion: Skills gap proposals earn broad support
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May 9, 7:12 AM: As presidents of the Detroit Regional Chamber and the American Federation of Teachers Michigan respectively, we don’t always agree on public policy. However, we do strongly agree that Michigan needs to increase the number of >
High school students get real-world health care experience with Community Hospital, Munster internsh
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May 6, 6:55 AM: High school juniors and seniors are getting a jump-start on their careers thanks to a partnership between the Munster school system and Community Hospital.
Where the Good Jobs Are
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May 2, 7:48 AM: Most of the 140 million Americans over 25 who lack a bachelor’s degree face pretty dim job prospects. The median wage for workers with some college education but no four-year degree is $835 per week, about 10 percent less than it >
Career pathways key at State of the Schools event
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Apr 25, 7:13 AM: Every year, local leaders in education, business and industry gather for an update from the local schools and Marshalltown Community College, and this year’s discussion focused on getting students ready for local >

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