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The Trump administration leans on companies to do a better job of training workers

by Erika Beras Jul 19, 2018
Today, surrounded by executives from some of the country’s best-known companies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating the National Council for the American Worker, aimed at developing a stronger workforce. The strategy is heavy on pledges, committees and…

Can refugees and former inmates help fill the labor gap in Arizona?

by Marketplace Contributor Dec 30, 2016
Home developers are having a hard time keeping up with demand, stalling housing market growth in the area.
Nasrullah Shinwari works with Austin Electric to add electrical wire to a five-bedroom house before drywall is added.
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Masonry restorers-in-training learn how to hold New York together

by Ilya Marritz Dec 28, 2016
In New York City, masonry restorers are always in demand. The law requires regular inspections of large buildings, to stop stone and brick from coming loose and killing people.
Graduating interns in masonry restoration cut the ribbon on the Borden Mausoleum
Ilya Marritz

Texas program helps fill the ranks of construction management jobs

by Bill Zeeble Dec 26, 2016
There's a construction boom in North Texas.
Jesse Johnson, (wearing hat), a student in construction management, at the Preston Hollow home job site.
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Skills training is having a moment

by Amy Scott Aug 18, 2016
Alternatives to the four-year college degree get a boost.
Hillary Clinton tours Futuramic Tool & Engineering before giving a speech there on the U.S. economy August 11, 2016 in Warren, Michigan. 
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Georgia school focuses on skills local employers say they need

by Marketplace Contributor Apr 1, 2016
The school wants kids in high-skill, high-demand and high-pay jobs.
The shop room for automotive classes at Carroll County College and Career Academy.
Molly Samuel

A program that mixes academics with vocational training

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 24, 2016
Vocational training has changed, and is luring academically-oriented students
:  Jordan Decker is studying HVAC at Carroll County College and Career Academy.  
Molly Samuel

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College grads no longer so eager to Teach for America

by Amy Scott Mar 22, 2016
The 25-year old program is under fire for its methods and losing applicants
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Land a job with help from virtual reality

by Jenny Ament Oct 9, 2015
A virtual interviewer helps take the stress out of job interviews.

Baltimore lab program produces a positive reaction

by Caitlin Esch Jun 23, 2015
BioTechnical Institute says it trains grads for entry-level jobs with a future.
Dr. Wayne Butscher helps Jamond Turner complete a lab exercise. Students at the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland learn lab skills tuition free. The program grew out of Baltimore’s Empowerment Zone program.
Caitlin Esch