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6 April 2015
Washington, United States
Many students who are funneled into remedial courses don't end up completing their community college degrees. For the past decade, I-BEST has offered students a hands-on approach, connecting academic work with direct ...
25 March 2015
Waco, Texas, United States
A new vocational school in Waco makes a promise to its graduates: A good-paying job. The school focuses on blue-collar skills with a practical edge, ensuring employability.
11 March 2015
Fresno, California, United States
A career high school in Fresno offers 16 tracks ranging from game design to environmental science taught by a team of teachers with work background in the respective fields. Studies have found that students enrolled i...
16 October 2014
Columbus, Ohio, United States
In Columbus, Ohio, a high school is pooling vouchers, donations, and earnings from its work study program to reach some of the city's students living below the poverty line.
17 August 2014
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Across the country, educators increasingly look to vocational programs to better prepare students for the 21st-century workforce. Newark, New Jersey is spearheading a program of vocational education.
1 August 2014
Auburn, Washington, United States
Only $2 billion a year is spent on adult education in the U.S. A Washington State program is making the best of that minimal funding by combining skills training with basic education, preparing adults for jobs. The se...
27 July 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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A private high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is mimicking a college campus as part of an effort to help kids succeed in college. By trusting the students and giving them autonomy they have also reduced bad behavior.
24 June 2014
Deatsville, Alabama, United States
To decrease the chance of formerly incarcerated individuals relapsing and ending up back in the prison system, the J.F. Ingram State Technical College in Alabama offers correctional education and vocational programs. ...
27 March 2014
St. Marys, Georgia, United States
A high school in Southern Georgia addresses their dismal graduation rates by adopting a "career technical" approach to teaching that offers students a choice of five career path "academies." Once a student is enrolled...
10 November 2013
Maine, United States
A college in the poorest county in Maine offers a high job placement rate and a relatively cheap education for seaside communities. At Maine Maritime Academy, students get hands-on experience to pursue relevant career...
2 November 2013
Shoreline, Washington, United States
When adults want to return to school, they face many challenges including the experience of long waitlists for classes, and poor relevance to the job skills they need for future employment. The Washington state commun...
2 June 2013
Over half of India’s population of 1.2 billion is under the age of 25. As such, there is a massive demand for skills training for young people to ensure their skills are matched with the needs of the job market. Gras ...
11 July 2012
An Irish-based company, ALISON, provides free, high-quality e-courses to people around the globe in order to help close the gap between education and workplace skills. Particularly focused on providing access to areas...
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