More students complete classes at W.Va. career center | Minn. airport teaches 8th-graders about aviation | High-school students create prosthetic hand for girl
May 17, 2019
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Barbershop training part of Calif. adult program
Barbershop training part of Calif. adult program
The Los Angeles Unified School District offers barbershop training, automobile repair and bookkeeping through its Division of Adult and Career Education. About 70,000 students have enrolled, including some without high-school diplomas.
KCRW-FM (Santa Monica, Calif.) (5/16) 
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Secondary CTE
More students complete classes at W.Va. career center
The Cabell County Career Technology Center in West Virginia has grown over the past two years with more students completing programs. One-hundred and seventeen walked across the stage this week, up from 47 in 2017.
The Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.) (5/17) 
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Minn. airport teaches 8th-graders about aviation
About 30 eighth-grade students from Minnesota's Wadena-Deer Creek Public Schools visited Wadena Municipal Airport to learn about aviation. Local pilots explained basic principles and airplane maintenance before taking the students into the sky.
Wadena (Minn.) Pioneer Journal (5/15) 
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High-school students create prosthetic hand for girl
Engineering students at Lakota East High School in Cincinnati, in conjunction with Butler Tech, created a prosthetic hand for a local 5-year-old girl who has symbrachydactyly. The students worked with Kinetic Vision to do 3D geometric scans of both her hands to create the prosthesis.
WCPO-TV (Cincinnati) (5/16) 
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Postsecondary CTE
After successful careers in military and defense, pilot teaches flight
Retired Col. Mike Roller, who was a fighter pilot in the US Air Force, is using his skills and experience to teach new pilots how to fly airplanes. After years of working in the defense industry, Roller said, "I started a third career to return to my love of flying by purchasing a Cirrus SR20 aircraft to teach others to fly and to be available for rental by other pilots."
Daniel Island News (S.C.) (5/15) 
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Workforce Training & Trends
Blattner Energy seeks 300 workers for Minn. wind farm
Blattner Energy hosted a job fair Tuesday to help find 300 workers for an upcoming project it's developing for NextEra Energy in Pipestone County, Minn. "We like to use as many locals as possible when we build these projects," says executive Colleen Mertes, whose company is already using local operators.
Independent (Marshall, Minn.) (5/15) 
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Indeed, Goodwill help job seekers find work
Indeed, Goodwill help job seekers find work
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Indeed and Goodwill have created a five-year partnership to help 1 million people find work. The program involves tools that help companies discover talent they might be overlooking, such as people who have skills but who lack credentials or do not know how to craft an effective resume.
HR Dive (5/15) 
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Report: Employee distress leads to more unproductive work days
Employees with distress are unproductive at work for about eight days per month, compared with four days for those who do not have mental health problems, according to the Workplace Well-being: A Summary of the 2018 Workplace Outcome Suite Annual Report. Employee assistance programs may help, and those that use the internet or mobile technology to deliver services may increase employee awareness and engagement.
HR Technologist (5/16) 
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ACTE Updates
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Interested in serving the Association as a member of the board of directors? Applications for positions opened April 1 and are due June 15. For more information, please see the guidelines for the board of directors nominations. Read more.
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