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1 February 2021
Bianco, Calabria, Italy
Italy's first tuition-free cooking school gives unemployed young people in the economically challenged region of Calabria a career path – and a culturally resonant alternative to working for the region's organized cri...
New Haven Independent
10 September 2020
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut is adapting a class that's pretty difficult to take online—automotive repair. Although 90 to 92% of the college's classes continue remotely, the automotive repair cl...
9 August 2020
Paducah, Kentucky, United States
Under 800 Words
Vocational training and life skills classes at the McCracken County Regional Jail help prepare incarcerated people for stable jobs and living situations once they are released. Of the first 16 to complete vocational t...
2 June 2020
Henderson, Nevada, United States
Over 3000 Words
Western Governors University in Henderson, Nevada is one of many educational institutions in the United States redefining how students can get degrees through technical skill-oriented programs. Students can obtain cer...
2 May 2020
Danvers, Massachusetts, United States
What happens when vocational education goes online? In Danvers, Massachusetts, one high school is pioneering creative solutions such as dropping off mannequin heads for cosmetology students, setting students up with a...
29 April 2020
Tennessee, United States
Tennessee Reconnect, which started as a small-scale "mentorship and financial support program", has now been adopted and expanded throughout the state as a way to help adults start or continue higher education. Now in...
13 February 2020
California, United States
A career technical education program in California exposes children to work in fields including biotechnology, business, marketing, and psychology, and has been shown to improve test scores. The twist? The program is ...
18 January 2020
Lost Hills, California, United States
Owners of the Wonderful Company food conglomerate honed their philanthropic efforts on the community they saw had the most need—their own workers' families—by establishing charter schools to improve the quality of lif...
23 December 2019
Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
Under 800 Words
In Northeast Ohio, manufacturing companies are partnering with local schools to address a workforce shortage by appealing to future workers at a younger age. By participating in a Certified Production Technician progr...
13 December 2019
Delta, Colorado, United States
As the number of mining jobs in Colorado has decreased, solar power holds the promise of future employment opportunities, as exemplified by an educational program at Delta High School. The class “Solar Energy Training...
The Laconia Daily Sun
29 November 2019
New Hampshire, United States
A training and apprenticeship program provides the skills and experience needed by people living with disabilities to find employment. Project Search is a nationwide initiative that identifies the strength and aspirat...
21 October 2019
McLoud, Oklahoma, United States
Under 800 Words
Oklahoma’s Mabel Bassett Correctional Center is seeing its first graduating class of women coders. A nonprofit called The Last Mile offers training programs for incarcerated individuals with the goal of equipping them...
12 September 2019
Newburgh, New York, United States
Now in 10 states and 17 countries, the P-TECH program combines high school with internships and free community college classes. In low-income neighborhoods in Newburgh, New York, P-TECH has helped increase earning and...
4 September 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States
Amazon has developed a cloud computing certificate. It is one of a growing number of technology companies partnering with community colleges and increasingly four year colleges to offer vendor-specific curriculum. But...
13 August 2019
San Antonio, California, United States
There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...
7 August 2019
Under 800 Words
The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda offers refugees a chance to learn a skilled trade at the Yoyo Youth Vocational Skills Center. At no cost to them, students can learn brick laying, carpentry, tailoring and cut...
29 July 2019
Since the passage of a new law in 2013 that called for "closer coordination between academic institutions and industry" in response to a high unemployment rate, Kenya has shifted dramatically from its theory-based hig...
26 July 2019
Under 800 Words
YOYO Youth Vocational Training and Recreational Center is a vocational school in Zone 3 of Bidibidi, the largest refugee settlement in the world. The school is a product of a partnership amongst organizations such as ...
8 July 2019
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
A school district in South Carolina is going one step further to expand career readiness programs increasingly present in high schools to its middle schools. While some proponents believe this approach will give stude...
1 July 2019
Washington, United States
Under 800 Words
Over the next two years, the state of Washington will use $25 million provided by the state legislature to increase the number and range of high school apprenticeship programs. Career Connect Washington, which expands...
28 June 2019
Gorham, Maine, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Scholarships and grants can help students who are looking to being their careers after high school to succeed. In Maine, the Maine Blue Collar Scholar Fund provides financial support to high school graduates who wish ...
27 June 2019
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
By partnering with the Mayo Clinic, focusing on just two bachelor's degree programs (in health sciences), and emphasizing the importance of close support systems between faculty and students, the decade-old University...
Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)
9 June 2019
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
What can Cleveland learn from Europe's school-to-work models, dual education programs, and overall early introduction to career education that could be helpful in closing the skills gap? Cleveland community leaders th...
4 June 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
A Las Vegas-based magnet school uses a career-technical education approach, specifically preparing students for jobs in high demand at the local and national level. The magnet school, which includes core coursework as...
4 May 2019
A growing number of companies are eliminating the phrase "bachelor's degree required" from their job postings. The Hechinger Report explores how companies such as Houghton Mifflin have shifted their hiring practices i...
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