2021 Blog Archive
Find the Sweet Spot between Personal Passions and Workplace Demands
As a product of Kansas public schools in the 1980s and early 1990s, I grew up believing that if I (as a girl) wanted to be president of the United States, I could be. My parents taught me that if...
Meet Shonda Atwater: Bringing a Renaissance of Respect Back to the Trades
Growing up, I was greatly influenced by my father, Eddie Anderson, who is an amazing speaker, mentor, church leader, project estimator, construction supervisor and a jack of all trades. Today, he’s...
A Powerful Partnership: Energy Jobs and Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships: They’re a time-tested, highly effective and increasingly popular way to train workers, but when discussing future career plans with kids, parents seldom think to include them in the...
Career Exploration: How to Encourage Kids of All Ages
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” When it comes to inspiring kids to think about their futures, asking this question can really put them on the spot. Sure, adults often think kids’ answers...
Advantage Kansas Targets High-Demand, High-Paying Jobs Employers Need — Starting with IT
The world of work has changed significantly since most of today’s parents and educators were in high school. When most of us were students, the expected path after high school was for most young...
JAG-K helps students graduate and transition to post-secondary options
Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) partners with public schools to help some of the most educationally at-risk and economically disadvantaged students overcome their barriers to success. We...
Apprenticeships: Paid Opportunities to Learn Skilled Trades
What comes to mind when you think of an apprenticeship? A 19th century shoemaker? Mickey Mouse and the sorcerer? You may be surprised to learn that a growing number of today’s employers in health...
Accelerate Your Child's Career with Industry-Recognized Certifications
As part of the Kansas Department of Education’s school redesign process, more emphasis is being placed on increasing career awareness and exploration starting with upper elementary/middle school...
A Request from Dr. Watson: Parents Needed as Part of Kansas' Work-Based Learning Efforts
Moms, dads, grandparents and guardians, In 2015, the Kansas State Board of Education established a new vision for Kansas education — Kansas leads the world in the success of each student. As part...
Local Students Say YEP to a Summer at Textron Aviation
From presentations to airplanes, people are at the heart of everything for Textron Aviation. This summer, nearly 100 high school students from the greater Wichita, Kan. area spent six weeks interning...
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