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December 2016

By Erin Eagan
Last year, there were more than 500,000 computing jobs available nationwide. By 2020, that number is expected to reach 1.4 million. Not only are computing jobs in high demand, they are high-paying jobs with low-unemployment rates. Despite this, computer science is largely absent from K-12 education...

November 2016

By Erin Eagan
Did you know that 40 percent of all federal aid-eligible students don’t complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ? When you consider about 66 percent of high school graduates pursue higher education, that represents a sizable gap. According to NerdWallet, high school graduates...
By Erin Eagan
Many people dream of a career in health care, but being a doctor or nurse may not be a realistic choice. Fortunately, there are plenty of other professions in the health care industry that don’t require a decade of schooling and a lifetime of student debt. What about a career as an allied health...
By Erin Eagan
During the transition from military to civilian life, Wisconsin’s veterans often pursue higher education. While the skills and discipline learned in the service can give them an edge in the job market, it isn’t always enough. Knowing this, more veterans are enrolling in college than ever before...
By Erin Eagan
Starting or continuing higher education while trying to hold down a job is no easy task, but it can be done. With the rising costs of college tuition and living expenses, millions of Americans are working while simultaneously taking classes. So whether you need to or want to work while you’re in...

October 2016

By Erin Eagan
Time flies when you’re a senior in high school. We know because we’ve all been there. There are decisions to be made, deadlines to be met, and it can feel very overwhelming to a teenager. As a parent, you can help alleviate some of this stress by getting the “life after high school” process started...
By Erin Eagan
October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin, when the spotlight shines brightly on an industry that accounts for $58 billion of the state’s annual economic output. Unfortunately, a recurring theme with Manufacturing Month over the years has been the industry’s struggle to find skilled workers in...
By Susan Pohorski
If you feel like you are worth more than your high school transcripts show, you may be right. Most people know you need to provide your transcript when applying to college, but did you know you can present evidence of other training, certification, work experience or examination scores to earn...

September 2016

By Erin Eagan
September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time when our nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans, with this year’s theme being: “Honoring Our Heritage, Building Our Future.” Before talking about the future, it’s imperative we talk...
By Erin Eagan
Apprenticeships are a proven pathway to employment, providing Americans with the skills and knowledge they need to land good-paying jobs. Recognizing this, in his 2014 State of the Union address President Obama included a call to action prioritizing apprenticeship training to help close America’s...

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