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2009-09-03 07:00:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor has registered information technology apprenticeship programs organized by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina with Apprenticeship Carolina(TM), a division of the S.C. Technical College System. In partnership with Midlands Technical College and Alpha Training Services in Columbia, S.C., the BlueCross information systems department offers four-year apprenticeship programs, involving classroom training and...

2009-05-21 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the nation pauses this Memorial Day to remember its fallen soldiers, at least one group remains on active duty to help our veterans find work during these tough economic times. High unemployment rates have made it harder for recently discharged servicemen and women to transition into civilian careers. And with homebuilding down, the construction industry would seem to offer slim opportunities for our returning heroes. Yet despite these...

2009-02-25 08:40:00

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the needs created by the current economic climate coupled with a pro-active response to sustained demand, Able Body Labor announced the launch of Craftsmen on Call. Craftsmen on Call will provide customers with a partner who can recruit, test and qualify and place skilled craftsmen to fit their job-specific needs. Craftsmen on Call provides a complete turnkey process for its clients, not only finding talented craftsmen but testing their...

2009-01-21 10:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (International Builders Show) - In yet another show of support for the nation's military, Sears Holdings today announced an alliance for the Craftsman tool brand with Helmets to Hardhats. A nonprofit organization created by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, construction industry employers and trade associations, Helmets to Hardhats helps veterans successfully transition into family-supporting careers in the civilian sector....

2008-10-13 03:00:22

By Rattle, Barbara Utah Pipe Trades, also known as Local 140 of the Journey and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, has purchased roughly 6.6 acres in the Salt Lake International Center where it plans to build a new structure for its apprenticeship program. Now operating from an approximately 7,300 square foot building in North Salt Lake, the union plans to construct a 40,000 square foot training facility at 700 W. Billy Mitchell Road....

2008-10-08 15:00:31

By ANDERSON, Charles Two secondary schools in the Nelson region will have the opportunity to move their students into the workforce more quickly. Minister of Education Chris Carter announced last week that a further 56 schools in New Zealand will be offered the Youth Apprenticeships Scheme. Mr Carter said the scheme was an effective way to bridge the gap between school and industry so students could move into a career. "Young people told us they want better and more in-depth careers...

2008-09-09 18:00:00

By MATT ROPER FEEL a bit of a dunce when it comes to keeping up with our ever- changing education system? You're not the only one... With the introduction of diplomas, apprenticeships and now a new school leaving age, knowing what's what seems about as simple as working out the square root of pi on an abacus. From this week, all children starting secondary school in England will be legally required to stay in education until they are 17. This is the first change in the leaving age...

2008-08-21 18:00:00

AFTER weeks of waiting, teenagers in the North East were finally learning their GCSE results today. But if all the extra study and hard work has paid off and your results are better than you expected, what next? And if you've been disappointed by your results, how can you turn it around? Connexions manager Gavin Bradshaw said: "No-one should panic no matter what the situation or how stressful it seems at the time. There's a solution for every young person." Whatever your results,...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

After 26 years of record increases in A-level passes, I believe Government ministers realise at last that the game is nearly up. Schools Secretary Ed Balls has referred to the "sterile debate" on endlessly improving A-levels, but I think even he knows that this annual farce cannot continue indefinitely. Anyone with an ounce of sense can see that making sure students get through the exam is geared to packing as many as possible into universities, irrespective of whether they have the...

2008-08-01 15:00:45

By Brooke Nelson, Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah Aug. 1--OGDEN -- His last final at Weber State was Wednesday, but Nick Jenkins has been waiting to finish this degree for years. The new associate of applied science degree offered by WSU is available for the first time this summer. "It means a lot to me," Jenkins said. "I worked pretty hard for it." Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College has been working since 2005 to secure an associate degree for its students, but was continually...