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Obama Aides Go Tech After White House Service

Some of President Barack Obama’s most senior aides are finding their next jobs in the upper ranks of the technology industry, a departure from tradi... More

Job Picture Brightens for Recent College Grads

The job market for fresh college graduates is improving, with just over half of 67,000 members of the class of 2014 who responded to a survey landing ... More

Priceline Names Unit's CEO

Priceline Group Inc. on Friday tapped company veteran Paul Hennessy to lead as the division’s next chief executive, effective April 1.... More

Teacher Ratings Highlight Debate Over School Fixes

Low teacher ratings in New York City highlight the difficulty of turning around schools that have long had poor test scores and graduation rates.... More

I Don't Have a Job. I Have a Higher Calling.

Faced with a cadre of young workers who say they want to make a difference, employers are trying to inject meaning into the daily grind, connecting pr... 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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Weekend Reads: What we learned from education research last year

Feb 27, 2015 • Chalkbeat Tennessee
Michael Petrilli argues that schools can support stable families by better preparing students for careers. (Education Next); With Lena Dunham's “Girls” character headed into teaching, we may be hitting “Peak Education” on television. (This Week in ... More

Weymouth College scoops two top national awards for careers education and ...

Feb 10, 2015 • Dorset Echo
Staff and students are celebrating winning the two Association of Colleges Beacon Awards – one for careers education and guidance and the other for sport in the curriculum. The awards were presented to college representatives by the under-secretary of ... More

Schools set to focus on careers

Feb 26, 2015 • Schools Week
Schools, colleges and education providers will be encouraged to focus on careers as LifeSkills National Careers Week (LNCW) launches on Monday. It comes at a time when careers guidance is a much debated aspect of education. The Education Secretary ... More

'Apprenticeships are in the spotlight – let's make sure they remain there'

Feb 27, 2015 •
But better careers advice is also required, and it is good to see the Government will be creating a new careers company for schools, to transform the provision of careers education and advice for young people. However, we must also remember that others ... More

Education on the agenda

Feb 26, 2015 • Swindon Advertiser
Leanne, careers education information and guidance advisor at Dorcan, said: “The day gives our local young people the chance to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the opportunities that higher education provides and aims to raise their ... More

Mark Rogers: We are failing young people on careers support

Feb 27, 2015 • Local Government Chronicle
Now I appreciate that this cannot all be ascribed to the quality, or otherwise, of careers education and guidance, but I am certain that it is not helping. Schools are still required to be too GCSE-target driven; further education colleges are still ... More

Harvard Business School hopes to fundamentally change online education with ...

Feb 27, 2015 • Business Insider Australia
This week, Harvard Business School launched an innovative new online education program to the public that it thinks is so far ahead of free online courses that it's worthy of a $US1,500 price tag. The 11-week pre-MBA program called CORe accepts about ... More

Learning Matters: Clark Magnet High students shine at Eco Challenge

Feb 20, 2015 • Glendale News Press
So I'm heartened by the pivot from the decades-long focus on schoolwork in terms of academic requirements — passing the class, getting the grade — to the growing emphasis on preparation for college and careers. Education shouldn't be experienced as ... More

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