Tag: on-the-job training

The Other 4-Year Degree

The Other 4-Year Degree

Editor’s Note: The following article originally ran as part of Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s 2015 Game Changers. Read the original post here. Apprenticeship – training by doing (and getting paid for it) – is a tried-and-true approach to preparing people for work and transferring skills to a new generation. In the 18th century, to meet […]

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Day in the Life: Aaron from Atlanta

Day in the Life: Aaron from Atlanta

Editor’s note: Leading up to Labor Day 2014, Secretary Tom Perez is traveling across the country to talk with Americans about how we can help more people succeed in the workplace and at home. Follow him along the way with live updates at www.dol.gov/LaborDay. Meet Aaron. Aaron Hawkins has loved art as long as he […]

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Taking Job-Driven Training to Scale

Taking Job-Driven Training to Scale

Connecting the right worker with the right job is key to our vision of opportunity for all. At the Labor Department, it’s how we’re working to help more people punch their ticket to the middle class. That’s why we’re investing in proven strategies that connect ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs. As part of this effort, […]

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Transforming Apprenticeships for the 21st Century

Transforming Apprenticeships for the 21st Century

On Wednesday, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Pennsylvania to announce new actions to enhance job-driven training across America. A key focus of the president’s remarks was how apprenticeships are one of the clearest paths to good, high-paying jobs. As he mentioned, 9 out of 10 apprentices get hired for full-time jobs after […]

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A Down Payment on Expanding Opportunity for America’s Long-Term Unemployed

A Down Payment on Expanding Opportunity for America’s Long-Term Unemployed

As part of his plan to build an economy where everybody who is willing to work hard and take responsibility can get ahead, President Obama is focused on doing everything we can to create new jobs here in America – while also connecting more ready-to-work Americans with ready-to-be-filled jobs. That’s why this week the administration […]

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For New Hampshire Youth, Job Corps Offers New Path to Opportunity

Editor’s note: This post first appeared as an op-ed in the Concord Monitor. Forty-nine years ago today, one of the signature accomplishments of the Great Society officially became law. “On this occasion,” President Lyndon Johnson said as he put his name on the Economic Opportunity Act, “the American people and our American system are making […]

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Big Things and the Workforce to Get Them Done

Last night, as millions of Americans tuned in and logged on to follow the President’s State of the Union address, I was honored to have a front row seat. Sitting there in the “people’s chamber,” surrounded by current and former colleagues — as well as a few new faces — I listened to the President […]

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Road to Recovery ReEmployment Summit Kicks-Off in Arlington

Filed in Jobs, Unemployment, Workforce Development by on December 14, 2010 2 Comments

The 2010 Road to Recovery: Strategies for Re-Employment Summit kicked off Tuesday, Dec. 14 in Arlington, Va. Grace Kilbane, Administrator for the Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Workforce Investment welcomed attendees and outlined the goals for the conference. Kilbane said that the changing economy demands different strategies be used to get people back to […]

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