Students enrolled in a welding program at a Montana high school are using their skills to make branding irons for livestock. The school also is expanding its focus on outdoor learning opportunities, including a proposal to start a fish hatchery.
Gateway Technical College in Wisconsin plans to offer two new associate degree programs in advanced manufacturing technology and supply chain management to help students train for jobs at the planned Foxconn electronics manufacturing complex. Foxconn said it considers the college to be "a strategic partner" that can help the company satisfy its employment needs.
Traditional ideas about how green cities should look may exclude lower-income people who can't afford rising rents. In this commentary, associate geography professors Trina Hamilton and Winifred Curran explain why they favor a model that views sustainability in terms of environment, economy and equity.
People who use mapping apps while driving may spend more time on low-capacity roads, which can worsen congestion on streets that were not intended to handle a high volume of traffic. However, the effect of mapping apps on traffic systems as a whole is unclear. "We need to be very cautious in our conclusions," says Alexandre Bayen of the University of California at Berkeley.
Members of an Ohio high school's science, technology, engineering and math club recently worked with elementary-school students on a robot project as part of a public library's STEM program. The after-school club showed off a robot called Bronco Onyx and helped the younger students build a mini robot.
The E-rate program has helped bring fiber internet to more schools, but a gap still exists in rural schools, asserts Evan Marwell, CEO and founder of EducationSuperHighway. Marwell notes that E-rate funding requests to install fiber internet to rural schools are denied 30% of the time -- compared with 4% for other projects.
Current students and graduates from a cosmetology career and technical education program recently provided a pop-up hair-and-care clinic at a New York elementary school. The makeshift salon was provided over three days with the young students receiving haircuts and tips about hair care and hygiene.
Companies are dealing with a tight labor market by increasing efforts to hire older workers, who provide experience, stability and a wealth of knowledge in the workplace. Perks used to recruit older workers include flexible schedules, exercise classes, increased matches for 401(k) plans, and information on Social Security and financial wellness in retirement.