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From IT to property management, paid internships are connecting teens to careers

Urban Alliance has placed over 6,000 teenagers in internships and has trained more than 21,000 in workforce skills.

October 15, 2021 | WorkingNation
Has COVID-19 finally brought skilled trades into the spotlight?

Over the past 18 months, skilled tradespeople have been keeping life going. Think of the HVAC technicians and plumbers who have helped newly-remote workers deal with overused air conditioners, dishwashers, and water heaters.

October 14, 2021 | WorkingNation
Youth registered apprenticeships in cybersecurity

In this episode of the Work in Progress podcast,: Mark Ouellette, program manager, Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Program.

October 5, 2021 | WorkingNation
Hispanic-Serving Institutions: ‘It only takes one generation’

HSIs are a major source of talent for employers looking to hire.

September 30, 2021 | WorkingNation
‘A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reboot’

Results from a survey of two-year institutions find 54% of students are in job-focused programs.

September 15, 2021 | WorkingNation
Combining high school and career paths: Improving educational outcomes

High school students in Oakland have the opportunity to experience career pathways in the real world thanks to the Oakland Health Pathways Project.

July 5, 2021 | WorkingNation
High school apprenticeship program puts students on track to a career

On-the-job training combined with classroom work could fill a skilled worker shortage.

July 1, 2021 | WorkingNation
Apprenticeships are the pathway to in-demand careers in the skilled trades

As unemployed Americans across the country are figuring out ways to rejoin the workforce, the skilled trades is a path to consider. The sector “can be an opportunity for people looking for work, especially those who have little to no experience in the skilled trades and need job training,” according to a new report from PeopleReady, an on-demand talent provider.

May 20, 2021 | WorkingNation
Looking toward an environmentally-focused jobs recovery

As we mark Earth Day 2021, the demand for green skills is growing.

April 22, 2021 | WorkingNation
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