The Dual Education System allows students to combine an apprenticeship with a vocational education. There is a strong commitment of the companies to offer these apprenticeships and contribute to the education of young professionals.
Do young people find purpose in a classroom – or far from it? How will the next generation of leaders develop the global fluencies needed to thrive? Imagine if the norm was for every HS grad to spend a year in emerging economies before college.
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Our idea is to encourage it by giving kids a place online to show it off, so family, friends and grandparents can see it and easily respond. Recognition makes a kid feel great, and motivates them to keep going.
The Charter High School for Architecture + Design is a learning community committed to an innovative program [of study,] integrating the design process with the mastery of a strong liberal arts education
In this TEDx talk, tech ed entrepreneur Randy Wilhelm challenges schools to not ask "how smart are you?", but instead to ask "How are YOU smart". Randy believes students should be the center of classroom learning instead of the students.
There are so many lucky people who actually have the skill set and education required for the desired job but they blow it with very simple things like doing their research before interview, putting the right dates in cover letters etc.
An organization in Seattle, WA called FareStart provides barista training and job placement for homeless and disadvantaged youth. This is something that could be done anywhere by tailoring the program to the industry in each city.