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Vocational Training

Your Future Is Calling

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 11.11.2014 | Small Business
Jane D. Wurwand

Big, successful companies are generally running on a proven template, which is flexible only in degrees. A small business, especially when you own it yourself, is another story. You're free to make your own mistakes. That's the risk. The huge plus is that the success belongs to you.

What Obama's Manufacturing Hubs Mean for the Future of American Education

Avi Yashchin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Education
Avi Yashchin

They're called "innovation institutes," but if President Obama's manufacturing hubs materialize as proposed, the real need for innovation will be in the education system.

Where Federal Education Funds Should Really Be Going

Avi Yashchin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Education
Avi Yashchin

Despite its affordability, its relevance to today's workforce needs, and its potential to curtail student debt and unemployment, vocational training continues to take a back seat to other educational avenues.

The Global Search for Education: The World Test?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The more important questions that countries have to ask themselves are why they are comparing with one another and what they are doing with the find...

Reflections of a Pratham Institute Intern

Pratham | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Pratham

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMost astonishing was the adversity students fought in order to get their education and the transformations they went through as a result.

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

A Skilled Workers Shortage Is a Great Problem to Have

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

For career and technical education, a skilled workers shortage presents a great opportunity to have renewed and earnest discussions with employers, legislators, post-secondary and K-12 educators.

LabourNet -- Empowering Informal Workers Through Sustainable Social Enterprise

David Weiss | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
David Weiss

Social enterprises are mission-driven, but can make a profit to ensure they can continue in the long-term without donor funds. One example that has impressed me over the last few years is an Indian social enterprise called LabourNet.

The Role Of Apprenticeship Programs In The MENA Region

Curt Rhodes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Curt Rhodes

The past 10 years in Jordan thousands of disadvantaged youth have been assisted to obtain basic education credentials to access accredited vocational training and improved employment opportunities.

Skip College, Grab A Hammer

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.18.2013 | Small Business

Recent arguments in favor of skipping college have focused on billionaires like Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates, who both famously dropped out of their ...

Liberal Arts Education and the 'Know-Nothing' Bandwagon

Emily Booker | Posted 04.02.2013 | College
Emily Booker

I and many of my peers were horrified when newly-inaugurated governor of North Carolina Pat McCrory blasted liberal arts higher education on a conservative talk show this week, taking specific aim at UNC-Chapel Hill, the flagship school of the public university system in the state.

Employment for Youth and Women: All Hands on Deck Approach

Roshaneh Zafar | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Roshaneh Zafar

My own work in the field of women's economic development has made me a strong believer in the need for providing women with skills not traditionally considered theirs.

Matt Sledge

Amazon Tuition Reimbursement May Help Surprisingly Few Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Seeking to blunt reports of poor working conditions in its warehouses, Amazon said on Monday that it would offer full-time employees up t...

Department of Education Recommits To Career And Technical Training

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo The United States Department of Education recently issued recommended reforms for Career and Technical Education (CTE). The proposa...

Whimsical Cupcakes That Feed The Soul In Cambodia

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Opened in 2010, Bloom Training Centre and Café is the brain-child of Ruth Larwill, a mother of two from Brisbane, Australia, who found she could use her passion for cake decorating to provide economic opportunity for vulnerable women in Cambodia.

Chicago Public Schools Launching Joint High School, Associates Degree Program

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

The same week a study revealed record high vacancies in U.S. industries for skilled technical workers, the Chicago Public School system has announced ...

Useful Innovation: The Next Great Challenge for Liberal Arts Colleges

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 05.31.2013 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

An entrepreneurial spirit is thriving among the next generation. Yet in order to turn their ambition into action, today's students will need a solid foundation that prepares them for the unique challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship.