Here is a link to an article about the advantages for someone interested in getting a four year degree or starting their college career at a community college for two years and then transferring. Read More
This short article is an example of many similar articles that talk about the recent expansion of apprenticeship programs in the U.S. It is meant to show why states are working with business to expand these programs. More information on apprenticeships is on the YPNG website and is discussed in several Mentor articles particularly those in the skilled trades. In late 2013, the Wisconsin Legislature approved two bills that have since been signed into law. One expands the state’s existing apprenticeship program, while the second creates a new tuition-reimbursement program. With passage of these proposals, Wisconsin joins 16 other states that offer subsidies to students or businesses engaging in apprenticeship programs, according to the Center for American Progress. SB 336 increases funding for the Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Program by $500,000 annually. The program provides on-the-job training and technical, college-level instruction at local high schools. In 2012, the...
Securing Oklahoma's Economic Future By Bill Langdon The declining level of investment in our kid’s education and healthcare is having economic consequences for Oklahoma and threatening the economic future of our state. We no longer have a competitive, well trained and healthy workforce and are not attracting enough well paying jobs that can reverse the declining standard of living faced by the families in our state. Here are the statistics employers see when they consider locating in Oklahoma. We rank 32nd in the percentage of people in our state over 25 that have a high school education but only 42nd in terms of those who have a college degree or 30.8% compared with 34% for the nation as a whole. In addition, Oklahoma now ranks 47th in terms of the educational quality of its public schools as of 2017 and 46th in terms of overall medical health. These are...
This article discusses what US News and World Report feels are the 20 fastest growing jobs, by industry, in which employment should grow by 30 percent or more. Read More
There is projected to be a shortage of computer programers by 2020 of over one million. This article shows you how you can train to be a computer programmer without the expense of a four year college using the principals of an apprenticeship where there are training partnerships with industry. Read More
No matter what you dream of doing with your life, preparing yourself for more education beyond high school is your wisest plan right now. Post-high school education can provide valuable experiences that contribute to a better quality of life for you. Here is a series of videos that will show you how to make the most of you time in high school: https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/college-admissions/making-high-school-count
Mr. Bok is the former president of Harvard University and an authority on the subject of higher education. This book takes a detailed look at what colleges do right and where they are falling short. He examines the entire range of higher education options including community colleges, small liberal arts colleges, large universities both public and private as well as their graduate schools. The book contains many studies and lots of data to back up the author’s statements. One of the most objective and well documented books on the subject of higher education that will be helpful for students and their parents as they plan for college.
Among bachelor's degree graduates from the Class of 2016, those from the STEM disciplines are expected to receive the highest starting salaries, according results of NACE's Winter 2016 Salary Survey. The top three projected salaries are for engineering, computer sciences, and math and sciences graduates. Continue Reading
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