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May 08, 2019

Now There's a National 'Signing Day' for Career Programs

Starting today, students who choose careers in the skilled trades have a nationwide event designed to celebrate their decisions.

April 11, 2019

Know a Young Person Looking For a Job? This New Initiative is For Them. And You.

A new national campaign aims to offer young people something they often lack as they look for work: a network of connections to adults who can help and support them.

April 03, 2019

Is There a Mismatch Between Career-Tech Ed and Good Jobs?

Though celebrated as a way to funnel young people into good jobs without the debt of a bachelor's degree, career technical education is not matching students with jobs that pay well and are most plentiful, a report says.

February 13, 2019

What I Learned From Helping Students Build Résumé and Interview Skills

High school students often don't recognize the value employers might see in their life experiences. We, the adults in students' lives, have a role to play in helping them see and sell their strengths in job interviews.

August 28, 2018

What Do Employers Want in a New Hire? Mostly, Good Speaking Skills

Good speaking skills are the most important communication skill to executives and hiring managers when they're looking for new employees, a survey finds.

June 01, 2018

Bloomberg Pledges $375 Million in College- and Workforce-Readiness Initiatives

Michael Bloomberg's philanthropy announces $375 million in pledges to a range of initiatives that support college and career readiness.

March 23, 2018

Obama Foundation Launches Workforce-Training Program for Chicago Youth

The Obama Foundation and the Urban Alliance have launched a program that will provide workforce training for high school students in Chicago.

January 11, 2018

Training Young People for Middle-Skill Jobs: New Guidelines Proposed

Programs that prepare young people for middle-skill jobs must avoid tracking, and should balance industry-specific preparation with more generalizable skills to equip students for a changing workplace, according to a new set of guidelines proposed by a congressional committee.

December 26, 2017

Can a 'Career Readiness' Seal on High School Diplomas Help Students?

Ohio is offering students a new option with their diplomas: They can earn a "career readiness" seal by learning and demonstrating job skills like collaboration and having a good work ethic.

December 22, 2017

Automation Will Create More Jobs Than It Will Eliminate, Analyst Says

The author of a new study on jobs and automation predicts that technology will create more jobs than it will eliminate, and says that it is more essential than ever for business and government to invest in training and retraining workers.

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