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Here's How You Train the Next Generation of Preservationists

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser A HOPE Crew in Paterson, New Jersey, paints Hinchliffe Stadium in April. As any preservationist knows, the task of caring for and ...

Unifying Federal Training Programs

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

President Obama's announcement at his State of the Union address that he would ask Vice President Joseph Biden to conduct an across-the-board review of federal job training programs offers Congress another chance to promote unity.

Survey: Low-Wage Workers Missing Out On Training

AP | SAM HANANEL and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 05.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — As they struggle to get ahead, many low-wage workers are not taking advantage of job training or educational programs that could he...

Words From a Recent ITWorks Graduate

Tech Impact | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Tech Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI'll never forget the people I've met (and there were plenty!) throughout this four-month journey, from my superb instructors to my classmates who never failed to make me look forward to being in class with their antics and cheerful outlooks.

The Magic of Community: Helping College Students Evolve Into Professionals and Leaders

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifCommunity -- it's one of those words that is so vague and overused, it doesn't mean anything -- until it does... then, it's magic.

Fighting Spirits: Students Overcoming Life's Hurdles to Achieve the College Dream

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMy husband, Eddie, and I are proud and honored volunteer mentors for four amazing students through Students Rising Above (SRA). Two are current first-year college undergraduates, and two are high school seniors.

Baby Steps: Finding Your Career Path

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifHaving been in the country for only a year, and the only one in the family who could speak English, my 16-year-old self was very lost. I felt lonely and hopeless; I didn't know where life would take me next.

How Taller San Jose Gave Me a Second Chance

Taller San Jose | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Taller San Jose

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifFour days after my parole I started working on a landscaping crew. I was grateful for the work, but, at minimum wage, I knew that I would never make a living this way.

Does Switzerland's Education Model Yield More Economic Mobility Than America's?

| Posted 12.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. University education is free in Switzerland, but most s...

Education as Job Training Earns an Incomplete

R. Barbara Gitenstein | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
R. Barbara Gitenstein

The mission of 4-year colleges and universities is not simply to prepare future employees. We must prepare thoughtful and engaged citizens who have broad perspectives, open minds, and diverse abilities.

Missouri Gov Announces $1 Million Grant For Health Care Job Training Program

Springfield News-Leader | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

Ozarks high school students seeking careers in the health care field may get some help with a new cooperative job training program announced Wednesday...

Take a Chance on the Unemployed

Del Phillips | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Del Phillips

We have applied to the online ads, attended the networking events, used social media and crafted multiple iterations of our resume based on each new blogger's opinion. There are even those of us attempting to gain additional skills. We're eager and ready to get back to work.

Joseph Erbentraut

Culinary Program Helps Unemployed Set A New Course | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- One by one on Monday, they approached the front of the room at the Center on Halsted in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, glowing as they re...

Obama Powered Up And Ready To Work On Job Creation... But Will He Use A 'Green Ladder'?

Edgard Laborde | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices
Edgard Laborde

People don't just need any type of job creation, they need career ladders that develop skill sets so that long time employment and growth is assured.

Arthur Delaney

White House Jobs Plan Might Let Businesses Try Out Unemployed Workers For Free | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of a forthcoming jobs package, the Obama administration is considering a program that would let businesses train jobless workers...

New York Times Article Misses Benefits of Job Training Benefits

Rob Carmona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Carmona

An evaluation of job training programs must consider the specific challenges of the population served and the costs to society of not providing vocational training.

Job Training Saves Jobs!

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Jerry Griffin, Former Homeless Man, Turns His Life Around Through Volunteering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Jerry Griffin started volunteering at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana enthusiastic about changing the direction his life was heading. At one point, ...

Training Ourselves for Our Future

Dev Aujla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dev Aujla

Organizations like StartingBloc and CleanTechU can provide additional training for young entrepreneurs who find that academia is simply not enough to prepare them for the work they want to do.

It Must SUCK to Graduate Right Now

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathaniel Loewentheil

It's true that everyone is suffering right now, and many people need help. But young people are being hit the hardest.

A Whistle-Stop to Opportunity

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

We need smarter, more targeted spending. We must invest in the people, places and projects that will spread the most opportunity to communities that need it.