High-school students in Ohio are learning more about potential careers through the Additive Manufacturing Summer Institute. During the camp, students can use 3D printing to design and create objects, including a jar opener with a large handle.
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The Department of Transportation's Career Days for Girls Initiative brought girls from across Colorado and New Mexico to Denver to learn about careers in the construction and transportation industries and to tour various companies. Women account for 8% of the construction workforce.
Some middle- and high-school students in a North Carolina district recently attended a culinary camp to learn kitchen basics and culinary industry standards. Students also took a food-safety certification test of the National Restaurant Association.
Students at a New Hampshire high school are completing work on a tiny house they hope to sell in the fall. The career and technical education students also have worked on other building projects, such as a gazebo, storage sheds, chicken coops, dog houses and picnic tables.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo, Mich., has launched Experience Sooner, a campaign geared toward stimulating early interest in manufacturing careers. Bentler Automotive and Lippert Components are working with the school.
A new program will allow freshmen pre-nursing students at Mississippi State University to gain entrance to the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. MSU Provost Judy Bonner said an aging baby-boomer population that needs more health care will bring high-quality job opportunities.
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Colorado is partnering with school districts in an effort to enroll more students in its aeronautics program. Students who enroll in the program learn the skills they need to work as aircraft mechanics.
A dozen degree programs have been added to curricula at 10 Pennsylvania state colleges and universities as leaders seek to boost workforce readiness. Higher-education leaders have added 21 programs since January in areas such as culinary arts and IT.
Manufacturers and other companies are investing in apprenticeships, automation and robotics -- and sometimes raising wages -- as a way to combat labor shortages. "If manufacturers are not willing to invest in education, then the only thing they can do is steal an employee from another employer," says Anthony Nighswander, president of APT Manufacturing Solutions.
The gender pay gap exists in the gig economy as well, with female Uber drivers earning 93 cents for every dollar male drivers earn, according to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Another survey found men earn an average of $989 per month through their "side jobs," while women earned an average of $361 each month.
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