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Totally Trades! Conference Inspires Girls to Explore Nontraditional Careers

The Totally Trades! Conference at Northern Maine Community College allows 8th grade and high school girls to consider careers in fields that are traditionally dominated by men. “We just want them to remove gender from the equation today, think more broadly about careers and exploration and activities just to spark...

A Career Trucker Helps To Steer The Path For Self-Driving Trucks

When Jeff Runions started his trucking career nearly 40 years ago, he had high hopes for what the job might bring. “I wanted the American dream.” Since then he’s seen the industry from every step of the ladder — as an independent owner-operator, a full-time company driver, a parts manager,...

With our Shortage of Skilled Workers, Career and Technical Education is Ready to be Taken Seriously

This story is part of Map to the Middle Class, a Hechinger Report series that explores how schools can prepare young people for the good middle-class jobs of the future. MANCHESTER, N.H. — It was tough to nail down a favorite: maybe the chicken cordon bleu with sweet potatoes. But...

NETWC Spotlights

Check out the programs and people who have recently been highlighted by the Northeast Transportation Workforce Center! Aviation Explorer Post Toddy Thomas Middle School from Fortuna, California won the 2018 Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition with their piezoelectric project titled “Small Steps, Big Difference.” Sponsored by the Mineta Transportation Institute,...

Bill would encourage more people to select aviation careers

The bill would provide incentives for schools, labor organizations, governmental entities and businesses to pursue strategies to develop technical talent. In four years, there will be a shortage of aviation maintenance technicians, according to numerous studies, and the nation will not be able to meet the industry’s demand for those services and skills. Read more here!