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School & District Management Video Careers, Competitions, Creativity: New Courses Help Students Explore the Future
Superintendent Shari Camhi helps students explore different career industries & internships by giving students a hands-on chance to explore.
Jaclyn Borowski & Andrew Ujifusa, February 21, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Data: 5 Big Challenges in Preparing K-12 Students for the World of Work
Schools are trying to forge stronger workforce connections in K-12 by revamping curriculum and school culture to help students explore potential careers.
Alyson Klein, February 4, 2020
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Andrew Grashof, a senior at Marcellus High School, works in a radio studio at WCNY-TV in Syracuse, N.Y., as part of an “embedded” career-technical education class at the PBS multimedia affiliate.
Andrew Grashof, a senior at Marcellus High School, works in a radio studio at WCNY-TV in Syracuse, N.Y., as part of an “embedded” career-technical education class at the PBS multimedia affiliate.
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College & Workforce Readiness Schools Embed Classes in Cutting-Edge Businesses
A handful of districts in upstate New York are moving career technical education classes to cutting-edge businesses so students can have more "authentic" learning experiences.
Stephen Sawchuk, February 4, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Video Philadelphia Auto Mechanic Internship Program 'Keeps the City Running'
The Philadelphia Office of Fleet Management Internship Program, started in 1993, employs students who are enrolled in auto mechanic programs at local high schools to develop the skills they need to be productive in the workforce. "The benefit is you're working," says intern Darlington Princewell. "You're learning a trade with professionals who are already in this field. And even if this is not something you want to do with the rest of your life, it's still a trade you can carry with you." The students come after school, are assigned to a garage, and work on city vehicles, such as marked police cars. "We need technicians to keep the city running," says former internship director Lisa Spruill. "The city is winning and also that student is winning as well." Coverage of after-school learning opportunities is supported in part by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, at www.mott.org. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.
August 20, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Trump's Apprenticeship Task Force Sheds No New Light on High School Expansion
The final report from President Trump's task force on apprenticeship doesn't lay out any details about how those paid positions would be expanded into high schools.
Catherine Gewertz, May 22, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Apprenticeships or College? How About Both?
Policymakers need to break down barriers that promote a false choice between apprenticeships and higher education. A new paper outlines steps to blend the two.
Catherine Gewertz, December 8, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Video Building the Workforce: Apprenticeship Program Offers College Credit, Paychecks, and Diplomas
Colorado has launched a program to train 20,000 apprentices in the next decade. Students attend high school three days a week, and work at paying jobs two days a week in information technology, advanced manufacturing, and other sectors. Over three years, students will earn both their diplomas and some college credit, along with workplace skills. Colorado has modeled the program after Switzerland’s widely respected apprenticeship system, but some activists doubt that U.S. employers and high schools will make the commitment necessary for the program to work on a large scale here.
September 27, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Trump's Push to Expand Apprenticeships: An Update of Sorts
A promised update on Trump's apprenticeship initiative didn't provide much detail on how the administration has moved that project forward.
Catherine Gewertz, August 11, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Trump Executive Order Ramps Up Apprenticeship Programs
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to create a new channel of approval for apprenticeships. He is calling on Congress to expand the allowable uses of student aid, so students can use the support for "earn while you learn" programs.
Catherine Gewertz, June 15, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Range of Summer Experiences Can Benefit High School Students
School counselors urge high school students to reflect on their summer job, volunteer, and travel experience as they make career and college plans.
Caralee J. Adams, July 29, 2015
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College & Workforce Readiness Career Tech Programs Work to Strengthen Employer-School Partnerships
At a conference this week, leaders from New Jersey and Virginia share efforts to engage local employers in career technical education efforts in high schools.
Caralee J. Adams, October 23, 2014
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College & Workforce Readiness Long Beach, Calif., District Expands College Promise Initiative
Officials announce plans to support universal preschool and offer more internships in hopes of strengthening K-12 to higher education pipeline.
Caralee J. Adams, October 17, 2014
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Student Well-Being School-Business Partnerships Needed to Solve Skills Gap
Edward Gordon, author of Future Jobs, tells construction leaders in Washington that companies need to work in concert with educators to better prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow.
Caralee J. Adams, September 30, 2014
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College & Workforce Readiness Tight College Internship Market Signals Need for Students to Prepare Earlier
With the number of internships offered to college students down, some experts say students should explore career and job experiences long before they reach college.
Caralee J. Adams, May 22, 2014
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