Treating Students Like Adults: One CTE Teacher’s Approach
March 23, 2023
As a high school teacher with a bachelor’s degree in animal science, I thought I’d spend my life teaching agriculture classes and leading a school’s FFA program (formerly known as Future Farmers of...
Strengthening Kansas Communities, One Apprenticeship at a Time
February 13, 2023
When Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) leaders sat down in early 2022 to brainstorm innovative ways to support their members, strengthening the state’s rural economic health emerged as a top priority. The...
Don’t Allow Stereotypes to Limit Your Child’s Career Opportunities
February 6, 2023
You just boarded the plane and are settling in for your cross-country flight. The flight attendants have gone through the safety announcements, and you’re all buckled up. The captain comes on to...
Introduce Your Students to Data Analytics
January 19, 2023
Data. It’s collected everywhere by seemingly everyone. With rapidly advancing technology and the ability to store large amounts of data affordably in the cloud, never before has there been so much...
Kansas CTE Scholar Program to Honor Outstanding High School Seniors
December 26, 2022
If you have a senior — or you teach or advise seniors — enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes, here’s your chance to help them secure a statewide honor to recognize their hard work...
Why Your Kids Should Consider Careers in Manufacturing
December 12, 2022
By Philip Brown, Marketing Director, Kansas Manufacturing Solutions (KMS) What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a common question asked of kids. Answers are often a fireman, a policeman, or...
Is Your Senior Stuck? Six Things to Try if Your High School Senior is Still Searching for What’s Next
November 29, 2022
About mid-year, high school seniors and parents alike can really start to sweat when there are a lot of future decisions still unmade. The pressure to figure out what’s next can be off the charts,...
Kansas Registered Apprenticeships to Now Include Human Resource Professionals
November 15, 2022
While apprenticeship is a centuries old, tried-and-true way to learn a trade, it’s a relatively new way for business and management professionals to earn the credentials they need to launch a career...
In Honor of National Apprenticeship Week, Embrace Apprenticeships in Your Career Conversations
November 8, 2022
For National Apprenticeship Week, observed Nov. 14-20, 2022, educators, industries, workers and employers are celebrating the benefits and successes of apprenticeships. With continued workforce...
HirePaths to Collaborate with Roots and Legacies to Expand Business Partnerships
November 3, 2022
HirePaths, a campaign to grow the Kansas workforce and keep more young people in Kansas after they finish their education, is partnering with the consulting firm Roots and Legacies to expand the...
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