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Tackling the teacher shortage through apprenticeships

While the teacher shortage has taken on new urgency, the problem existed long before COVID. A number of factors have contributed, leaving an underlying challenge of how to create a pipeline of teachers.

May 27, 2022 | WorkingNation
Growing careers in a Milwaukee urban garden

In densely populated areas, urban gardens have historically been a way to preserve green space and contribute to environmentally friendly goals like reducing the carbon footprints of food production and distribution. But for a program in highly-segregated Milwaukee, a nonprofit urban garden is growing careers and life skills.

May 12, 2022 | WorkingNation
First of its kind apprenticeship program in Alabama aims to address nursing shortage

Alabama, like many states, saw its nursing shortage only grow worse during the pandemic. Nurses are one of the top 25 highest-demand positions in Alabama, with more than 4,500 annual openings for RNs and LPNs. To address its shortage, Alabama has developed its first nursing apprenticeship program for licensed practical nurses and registered nurses.

May 6, 2022 | WorkingNation
An expanding apprenticeship pathway into the corporate world

With aspirations of landing a better job in the future, almost half of all full-time students and the majority of part-time students are already working. While pursuing those future careers, balancing current jobs to help pay educational costs can add to the stress and challenges of trying to earn a degree. Allowing students to earn and learn in their chosen field can alleviate some of that burden.

April 14, 2022 | WorkingNation
Teachers need respect and support to stay in the profession

Challenges in teaching have been exacerbated by the pandemic and more are looking to leave the field.

April 1, 2022 | WorkingNation
How do you build a strong talent pipeline? Get them interested early!

Tulsa's academic community and nonprofits are working together to teach Tulsans – including some very young Tulsans – what they need to know for a career in tech.

March 1, 2022 | WorkingNation
Boosting economic mobility of low-income Americans through social capital investments

In this episode of Work in Progress: Aaron Seybert, Managing Director, Social Investment Practice, Kresge Foundation. Kresge’s overall mission is to boost the economic mobility of low-income Americans and has seven program teams dedicated to improving “the quality of life in America’s cities by addressing barriers to capital.”

December 21, 2021 | WorkingNation
Propel America: Following a ‘jobs-first higher education’ model

Earning a credential and getting a job while earning college credit is helping these young adults find a career pathway.

December 17, 2021 | WorkingNation
Unique internship has high schoolers working alongside software programmers and they’re getting paid!

Code2College is increasing diversity in tech through after school programming classes for high schoolers and paid internships.

November 30, 2021 | WorkingNation