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Vocational education: new study finds it gives a huge boost

Finnish study shows 15-19 vocational education improves income without adverse effects for employment — Read on www.tes.com/news/vocational-education-boosts-job-prospects-and-earnings-finds-new-study

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Midwest Cyber Center has a new name!

Congratulations to Tony and his team. They have already built a great brand and this will keep them moving forward. “Quality provision for a quality workforce” Midwest Cyber Center has a new name! — Read on mailchi.mp/midwestcybercenter.org/midwest-cyber-center-has-a-new-name

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Women Wanted: Blue-Collar Fields Find New Workforce – WSJ

A growing number of women are taking jobs in blue-collar roles that have long been—and still are—mostly men. The share of truck drivers, electricians, plumbers and mechanics who are women recently touched the highest level in at least 25 years. — Read on www.wsj.com/articles/women-wanted-blue-collar-fields-find-new-workforce-11556530201

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Changing The Way We Teach May Increase Interest In STEM Subjects [Infographic]

American high school students are not pursuing STEM subjects as much as they used to. How do we fix this problem? Well, in a recent survey American high school students gave us the answer. — Read on www.forbes.com/sites/kevinanderton/2019/04/27/changing-the-way-we-teach-may-increase-interest-in-stem-subjects-infographic/

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Ofsted: How long before a university is rated ‘inadequate’? | Tes News

We’ve already seen a university given a ‘requires improvement’ grade by Ofsted. But could one be rated inadequate? — Read on www.tes.com/news/how-long-until-ofsted-fails-university-its-apprenticeships

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Boundaries Between High School and College No Longer Make Sense

Our high school and higher education systems are experiencing momentous change right under our noses. As the economy demands more workers with postsecondary credentials, a growing number of teens are… — Read on medium.com/@jobsfuture/boundaries-between-high-school-and-college-no-longer-make-sense-2fb1b573a49e

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PA Announces First Registered Apprenticeship for Public School Teachers

Governor Tom Wolf today announced a first-of-its-kind registered apprenticeship to train K-12 public school teachers to further develop their skills and better prepare students for their future careers. — Read on www.governor.pa.gov/pennsylvania-announces-nations-first-registered-apprenticeship-for-public-school-teachers/

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Community Colleges And Tech Companies Are Co-Branding Credentials To Solve The Skills Gap

Too often, we’re asking students to spend years getting a degree only to end up in a job that doesn’t require one, because they don’t have the right skills. Partnerships between colleges and providers that teach platform-centric skills can help change that. — Read on www.forbes.com/sites/allisondulinsalisbury/2019/04/08/community-colleges-and-tech-companies-are-co-branding-credentials-to-solve-the-skills-gap/amp/

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3 EASY WAYS TO CLOSE THE SKILLS GAP IN MANUFACTURING – Part 1 – Reinventing the Modern Apprenticeship | blueprintlabs

I have yet to meet a manufacturer, large or small, who doesn’t complain about the skills gap and the inability to find hirable production workers.  They a — Read on www.blueprintlabs.org/single-post/2017/04/20/3-EASY-WAYS-TO-CLOSE-THE-SKILLS-GAP-IN-MANUFACTURING—Part-1—Reinventing-the-Modern-Apprenticeship

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3 EASY WAYS TO CLOSE THE SKILLS GAP IN MANUFACTURING – Part 2 – On The Job Training and Workforce Development | blueprintlabs

Part 2 – On The Job Training and Workforce DevelopmentPart 1 of this post covered how employers large and small are taking ownership of closing the skills gap — Read on www.blueprintlabs.org/single-post/2017/05/18/3-EASY-WAYS-TO-CLOSE-THE-SKILLS-GAP-IN-MANUFACTURING—Part-2—On-The-Job-Training-and-Workforce-Development

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