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Lavish Perks Spawn New Job Category

Amid fierce competition for technology employees, companies are hiring aim-to-please specialists to plan yoga classes, Jell-O shot-making nights and o... More

Average Wall Street Pay to Rise 4% This Year

Wall Street pay will rise slightly this year, though the increase will be offset at some banks by huge legal settlements agreed to this year, an indus... More

From Loyal Sidekick to Partner

It’s easy for someone who does a great job as a No. 2 to get pigeonholed as merely an able lieutenant. How one executive raised her profile.... More

A Life Cruising the Harbor, in Eight-Minute Voyages

Jay Downen has spent more than three decades working on the water. He commutes halfway across the country to help ensure that Governors Island Ferry i... More

Nike's Martin Lotti on Just Doing It

The Nike Football vice president and creative director talks about the importance of design, the future of shoes and the place he’s happiest.... More

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RECAP: SkillsUSA 2012 Championships

Sep 17, 2012 • by Jim Babson • US Careers Online
After another thrilling week of competition the 2012 SkillsUSA National Championships for CNC Milling, CNC Turning, and Precision Machining Technology are now complete and a total of eighteen medalists have been named. More

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Funding cuts, policy changes and careers advice: how are colleges faring?

Oct 26, 2014 • The Guardian
“We have a big campaign for [better] careers education advice [because] so far it's not working,” she says. “Young people are still choosing very traditional subjects and arriving with unrealistic expectations.” They are rarely being guided to consider ... More

Capital Education: Weingarten on community schools -- P-TECH replicators ...

Nov 21, 2014 • Capital New York
... York's top education leaders are warning against declaring victory too soon in using the model to prepare at-risk students for careers. Education commissioner John King at an event last week “cautioned” against “overstat[ing] the early success” of ... More

Abertillery Comprehensive praised after producing exemplary careers programme

Nov 19, 2014 • WalesOnline
Abertillery Comprehensive has become the first secondary school in Blaenau Gwent to receive the Careers Wales Mark – a standard which reflects the commitment to improvement and proactive delivery of careers education and guidance. Working alongside ... More

Bethel Park High School hosts second career spotlight

Nov 20, 2014 • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
12, local professionals offer 45-minute presentations about their careers, education, experiences, employer/employee expectations, and the rewards and stresses of their jobs to students who are interested in pursuing similar career paths. Students can ... More

SEN: schools can't do it alone

Nov 22, 2014 • Academies Week
In a survey this summer, ATL members told us that the careers education, information, advice and guidance currently available scored poorly in terms of suitability and effectiveness for a diverse range of young people. This weakness in careers guidance ... More

Avon Valley School holds careers convention

Nov 11, 2014 • Coventry Telegraph
Scilla Yates, assistant headteacher and one of the event organisers, said: “This event fits into our careers education programme and was a fantastic opportunity for our Year 11 students to find out about the future options open to them. “Many students ... More

Blunkett calls for careers advice to help shape verdicts in Ofsted inspections

Oct 27, 2014 • Yorkshire Post
... Brightside and Hillsborough MP asked Education Secretary Nicky Morgan: “Will you not put in place a monitoring process and at the very least instruct Ofsted to give no school a category greater than 'requires improvement' if their careers education ... More

Willow, Jaden Smith Have No Interest in a "Normal" Lifestyle

Nov 18, 2014 • (blog)
In the wide-ranging, head-scratching interview, the celebrity siblings spoke about their musical careers, education, and growing up in the limelight. "We're just trying to make music that we think is cool," 16-year-old Jaden explained. "We don't think ... More

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