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Occupational Hazard? Tradesmen Five Times More Likely To Die By Overdose - Cape Cod Chronicle

November 8, 2017 - 12:01pm

Occupational Hazard? Tradesmen Five Times More Likely To Die By Overdose
Cape Cod Chronicle
Deaths by race generally mirrored the county's population by race, but 69 percent of those who died by overdose had a high school education or less, compared to 31 percent of the general population. Using a relative risk calculation, those working in ...

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As Trade Unions Train Builders, Advocates Urge Educators To Show Students More Options Than College - 90.5 WESA

November 8, 2017 - 8:08am

90.5 WESA

As Trade Unions Train Builders, Advocates Urge Educators To Show Students More Options Than College
90.5 WESA
When the steel mills closed, Mary Kay Babyak, the executive director of an education nonprofit, said she thinks parents didn't see a future for the their children in blue-collar trade jobs. “A number of these folks have a history of seeing their ...

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Why the US Needs a Federal Jobs Program, Not Payouts - New York Times

November 8, 2017 - 4:51am

New York Times

Why the US Needs a Federal Jobs Program, Not Payouts
New York Times
She enrolled in an eight-week job-preparedness program that taught her the skills needed to land an apprenticeship in the building trades. Seven months, four certifications and a union card later, the woman, Tiffany, is working full-time — with ...

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Does Labor Have a Death Wish? - POLITICO Magazine

November 7, 2017 - 4:21pm

POLITICO Magazine

Does Labor Have a Death Wish?
POLITICO Magazine
In 1995, when the GOP regained the House for the first time in 40 years, it re-christened the House Education and Labor Committee as the House Education and the Workforce Committee. When the Democrats snatched the House ... The building trades, which ...

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Sustainability committee aims to educate, change WLU - The Trumpet Online

November 7, 2017 - 12:52pm

The Trumpet Online

Sustainability committee aims to educate, change WLU
The Trumpet Online
Sustainability committee aims to educate, change WLU ... “This summer we had a planning retreat,” said Keith Kaczor, Trades Specialist Lead and chairman of the Sustainability Committee. ... is looking at is trying to find outdoor classrooms, walking ...

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A Birdhouse Challenge Launches National Skilled Trades and Technology Week - Markets Insider

November 7, 2017 - 12:39pm

Markets Insider

A Birdhouse Challenge Launches National Skilled Trades and Technology Week
Markets Insider
7, 2017 /CNW/ - Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) is proud to launch its 13th National Skilled Trades and Technology Week (NSTTW) to create awareness for students and educators of the incredible career opportunities available in skilled trades and ...

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How one lawmaker is pushing to end shortage of skilled trades teachers - MLive.com

November 7, 2017 - 8:09am

MLive.com

How one lawmaker is pushing to end shortage of skilled trades teachers
MLive.com
It would include some postsecondary education in areas such as building lesson plans, grading and classroom management. "We want to come out with a win for everyone with this bill at the end so that we really are meeting the needs of instructors but we ...

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Yale looks to hire New Haveners - Yale Daily News (blog)

November 7, 2017 - 1:09am

Yale looks to hire New Haveners
Yale Daily News (blog)
Although the University fell short of its goal to hire at least 25 percent New Haven residents to work on the construction of the new colleges, Yale's New Haven Hiring Summary for the last two years shows that the University has employed nearly 700 New ...

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Builders seeking future trades talent - Kenosha News

November 6, 2017 - 7:23pm

Builders seeking future trades talent
Kenosha News
With a growing shortage of construction trades talent, the Wisconsin Builders Association has launched an image and recruiting initiative to attract more young people into the industry. The WBA Foundation is conducting fundraisers to build a ...

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CPE higher education budget request seeks funding increases - Morehead News

November 6, 2017 - 4:43pm

CPE higher education budget request seeks funding increases
Morehead News
If funding is authorized, KCTCS will grow programming and student enrollment in four high-demand industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, construction/trades, health care, and transportation and logistics. A third special initiative request is the ...

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Energy Pipeline: Industry leaders join to demystify STEM education, pave path to energy industry careers - Greeley Tribune

November 6, 2017 - 2:54pm

Greeley Tribune

Energy Pipeline: Industry leaders join to demystify STEM education, pave path to energy industry careers
Greeley Tribune
23, but thousands showed up at East High School Esplanade for Colorado's inaugural Energy Day festival, an effort to promote STEM education to get kids more into the sciences, technology, energy and math. Seniors Gregor Owens, electric captain of the ...

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Energy Pipeline: Industry leaders join to demystify STEM education, pave path to energy industry careers - Greeley Tribune

November 6, 2017 - 2:53pm

Greeley Tribune

Energy Pipeline: Industry leaders join to demystify STEM education, pave path to energy industry careers
Greeley Tribune
23, but thousands showed up at East High School Esplanade for Colorado's inaugural Energy Day festival, an effort to promote STEM education to get kids more into the sciences, technology, energy and math. Seniors Gregor Owens, electric captain of the ...

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Council on Postsecondary Education approves 2018-20 budget with 2 per cent performance funding - User-generated content (press release)

November 6, 2017 - 9:02am

Council on Postsecondary Education approves 2018-20 budget with 2 per cent performance funding
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The Council on Postsecondary Education approved its 2018-20 biennial budget recommendation for the state's colleges and universities. The request includes increases in performance funding and for special initiatives, and a fifth round of Bucks for ...

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Nonprofits Give 'Disconnected' Youths Another Chance - The New ... - New York Times

November 6, 2017 - 5:02am

New York Times

Nonprofits Give 'Disconnected' Youths Another Chance - The New ...
New York Times
An estimated one in eight young people in late teens and early 20s are considered “disconnected,” meaning they are neither in school nor employed.

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Schools target technical education to prepare workforce | Bluffton ... - Bluffton Today

November 5, 2017 - 9:59pm

Schools target technical education to prepare workforce | Bluffton ...
Bluffton Today
CHARLESTON — With all the industry coming to South Carolina, educators are doing what they can to make sure a prepared work force will be available.

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Schools target technical education to prepare workforce | News ... - Aiken Standard

November 5, 2017 - 8:07pm

Aiken Standard

Schools target technical education to prepare workforce | News ...
Aiken Standard
CHARLESTON (AP) — With all the industry coming to South Carolina, educators are doing what they can to make sure a prepared work force will be available.

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Home builders cite lack of trade workers - Spartanburg Herald Journal

November 5, 2017 - 7:37pm

Spartanburg Herald Journal

Home builders cite lack of trade workers
Spartanburg Herald Journal
“We're still not building the houses that need to be built to meet the demand,” Lynch said. “This is going to ... Bongouvi said SCC offers standard construction education and research curriculum that teaches basic skills for construction and trades ...

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Dr. Christopher Nagy - The Times - The Times

November 5, 2017 - 6:22am

The Times

Dr. Christopher Nagy - The Times
The Times
Dr. Christopher Nagy, 54, of Westampton, Superintendent of Schools, Burlington County Institute of Technology and Burlington County Special Services School ...

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South Jersey Dem machine, teachers' union barrel toward Election Day - Philly.com

November 5, 2017 - 5:00am

Philly.com

South Jersey Dem machine, teachers' union barrel toward Election Day
Philly.com
“We're going to send a message that we cannot be bullied, that one group does not control the state of New Jersey,” Sweeney told about 250 volunteers gathered Saturday morning, most of them members of building trades unions. Less than a mile away, on ...

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Dr. Christopher Nagy - Burlington County Times

November 5, 2017 - 2:03am

Burlington County Times

Dr. Christopher Nagy
Burlington County Times
... for Burlington County; Burlington County Youth Services Advisory Council — focus to support students throughout the county; Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce — Education Planning Committee; NJ Council of County Vocational-Technical ...

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