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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

Could a $7,500-per-year investment in high schoolers with disabilities save the nation billions over time?

  • Joanna
  • October 24, 2016

With funding made possible by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Vermont will be among the first states to launch a program specifically targeted at raising graduation rates and career readiness for students with disabilities. The three-year pilot, called the Linking Learning to Careers program, will provide 400 high school students with access to community