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Here’s why the nation needs basic workforce training in high school and adult diploma programs

  • Joanna
  • December 26, 2016

Here’s the challenge Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam heard from constituents during a recent roundtable with local business owners: Employers are ready and willing to hire more workers into middle- and high-skill technical jobs, but there aren’t enough workers who have the right amount of post-high-school training to even begin the job-specific training. “We have

Why aren’t more businesses taking advantage of WIOA-sponsored programs?

  • Joanna
  • December 19, 2016

Layne Beatty had a Class B commercial driver’s license and no technical experience. Robison Oil needed a service technician. It was a match made in America. First, Robison hired Beatty as a warehouse worker. Then it put him through technical training and summer classes with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act support. And now Beatty’s got

What Fantastic Beasts tells us about educational opportunity

  • Joanna
  • November 28, 2016

There’s a lovely moment tucked into J.K. Rowling’s universe-expanding Harry Potter spin-off, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” that anyone involved in a school rivalry is sure to appreciate. As the breakneck plot slows for a bit of world-connecting backstory, two heroes on the same side of a battle, but from opposite ends of