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New Haven Independent

Maya McFadden

10 September 2020

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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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 c...

The Hechinger Report

Jon Marcus

2 June 2020

Henderson, Nevada, United States

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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...

The Hechinger Report

Alfonso Serrano

18 January 2020

Lost Hills, California, United States

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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...

Ms. Magazine

Kristi Eaton

21 October 2019

McLoud, Oklahoma, United States

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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...

Things That Work Uganda

Absolom Ochieng

26 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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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 ...

WGME-TV

David Singer

28 June 2019

Gorham, Maine, United States

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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 ...

Model D

Patrick Dunn

26 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a lack of new and local talent in the mobility industry, so the Michigan Mobility Institute started the Detroit Mobility Lab to issue master's degrees in mobility after a 9-12 month program. The Lab partners ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

29 January 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella launched two initiatives to help middle income families save money. The first is an awareness campaign called You Earned it Philly, which aims to encourage the over 50,000 peo...

Politico

Janosch Delcker

2 January 2019

Helinski, Finland

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The government of Finland is positioning its country as the leader in practical applications of Artificial Intelligence technology by providing its citizens with a free course. Recognizing the potential in AI technolo...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

24 December 2018

Victoria, Australia

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As climate change has led to more frequent droughts and volatile weather in Australia, climate-dependent jobs like farming are increasingly imperiled. In response, the Australian state government of Victoria launched ...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

13 November 2018

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Researchers are using an approach that has reduced unsafe drinking on college campuses and applying it to preventing sexual assault and harassment by giving students actual facts about what their peers are doing and t...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Marnette Federis

25 October 2018

Swan Island, Oregon, United States

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Inclusive training programs help immigrants fill the demand for middle-skill workers. Programs, such as a maritime welding course in Oregon, allow immigrants to learn new skills, gain certifications, and access career...

Wall Street Journal

Melissa Korn

30 September 2018

California, United States

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Amidst the rise of new forms and packages of higher education, a traditional four year college with no computer science department of its own and a coding boot camp are joining forces. Students at Dominican University...

The Atlantic

Alexis C. Madrigal

29 August 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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Building on the Last Mile program that teaches inmates to code in some California prisons, Slack launched an apprenticeship program for the formerly incarcerated. It's a small initiative compared to the vast need, but...

Al-Fanar Media

Tonny Onyulo

9 August 2018

Uganda

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In 2005 refugee youth at the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement, founded the Coburwas school in order to provide students with a better education. Now, it is one of the best performing schools in the camps, ranking in the...

Pacific Standard

Delece Smith-Barrow

26 July 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Dallas' Paul Quinn College is changing the dated perception of work colleges. At the first urban and historically black work college, students are graded on both academic and workforce performance. In the next few yea...

The Marshall Project

Ashley Nerbovig

10 July 2018

Pennsylvania, United States

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A number of states have passed reforms aimed at helping people coming out of incarceration get licenses that are key to well-paying jobs, which in turn help people stay out of prison. But there are still numerous hurd...

The Guardian

Oliver Holmes

Hazem Balousha

5 July 2018

Gaza City, Palestine

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A coding academy in Gaza in the Occupied Territories trains young people computer skills and how to think like entrepreneurs, in a quest to offer alternative futures beyond endless conflict. With support from internat...

The Christian Science Monitor

Stéphanie Jacob

14 June 2018

MARRAKESH, Morocco

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The Marrakesh-based Amal for the Culinary Arts offers Moroccan women from disadvantaged backgrounds free training in order to become culinary chefs. Through the program they get hands on experience. They also help the...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

11 June 2018

Wasilla, Alaska, United States

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A welders union in Alaska is helping fill vocational gaps for prisoners by bringing actual welding equipment to a correctional center so inmates get real-world experience. Although they work with virtual training prog...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Coding positions can provide a stable job with a middle class salary, however—due to a lack of opportunities, the cost of education, and the culture at tech companies—women and especially women of color have a difficu...

The Guardian

Rachel Obordo

3 April 2018

Greater London, England

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Two social enterprises in London are making significant strides in helping out the homeless and rough sleepers. One, named Beam, uses a crowdfunding platform to help finance training and qualifications for work for a ...

Wall Street Journal

David Luhnow

1 March 2018

Mexico City, Mexico

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Hola Code Academy, a non-profit based in Mexico City, is building "Mexico's Silicon Valley." Targeting English-speaking students who have recently been deported from the United States, the startup offers free, intensi...

Inc. Magazine

Sonya Mann

5 February 2018

United States

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In response to the rising cost of college and a changing labor market, several startups are offering an alternative to traditional 4-year higher education programs. In exchange for on average one year of training in c...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

22 January 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Students enrolled in community college may waste time and money if they don't have a clear plan laid out for their post-secondary education. With new grant funding, five community colleges in Washington are working to...

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