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By Erin Eagan
Cyber attacks can occur at any time, and no one is immune. Just ask the hundreds of millions who were affected by the breaches of Yahoo, Marriott Hotels and Equifax. In today’s digital world, network attacks, identity theft and data breaches are, unfortunately, part of our daily lives. While...

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By Erin Eagan
Despite progress in the last few decades, gender underrepresentation in certain professions still lingers. Last year, for example, women represented only 6 percent of all truck drivers. Men, meanwhile, represented just 2.3 percent of preschool and kindergarten teachers. It’s no coincidence, then,...

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By Erin Eagan
The first eight years of a child’s life are the most important for brain development. Along with parents and caregivers, child care workers and early childhood educators are crucial to this cognitive development. They help ensure children are equipped with the necessary skills for future success...

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By Erin Eagan
While decreasing slightly in the last few decades, a lack of gender balance in the labor market still rears its ugly head in certain professions. Elementary school teachers and dental hygienists are two female-dominated professions, for example, while men still occupy most plumbing and auto repair...

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By Erin Eagan
The school year is coming to a close, and while kids may be bursting with excitement, parents are wondering how to keep them entertained during those long summer days. Rather than spend hours in front of a screen, offer them something that will keep them engaged and learning — while having fun!...

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By Erin Eagan
Did you climb trees as a child? For many of us, it brings back fond memories. Did you know you could do it for a living as part of a rewarding career? If you love nature and the outdoors, a career in Arboriculture/Urban Forestry could be the career choice for you. An industry rising in demand,...

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By Erin Eagan
The hospitality/tourism industry plays a vital role in our state’s economy, topping $20.6 billion in 2017, a $631 million increase from 2016. “Hospitality and tourism in Wisconsin is an economic powerhouse,” says Dr. Lynea LaVoy, Hospitality Management Program Director and Instructor at Madison...

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By Erin Eagan
In a tight job market, companies are scrambling to try and find the right people to fill their job openings, especially when it comes to careers such as electricians, early childhood teachers, dental hygienists, radiation therapists, paralegals and others. These types of vacancies represent nearly...

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By Erin Eagan
The school year is winding down and before you know it, your children will have nothing but time on their hands. So why not make the most of it by keeping them engaged and learning while having fun? Several of Wisconsin’s technical colleges are hosting camps, workshops and other events around the...

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By Erin Eagan
Statewide, Wisconsin’s technical colleges celebrated Ag Day on March 20 with activities, demonstrations and guest speakers. Industry experts from all across the state gathered to discuss the emergence of new technologies and the importance of maintaining a skilled workforce. Similar to the...

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