2022 Blog Archive
Kansas CTE Scholar Program to Honor Outstanding High School Seniors
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
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
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
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
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
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...
What’s HirePaths All About Anyway?
Ever since its inception, HirePaths’ purpose has been to help parents set their children up for a successful future. We know that each kid has a unique combination of skills, interests and goals that...
MATC Ranks No. 4 Out of 650 for Best Community Colleges in the U.S.
Kansas’ own Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC) hit it out of the park with an impressive No. 4 spot on WalletHub’s national 2022 Best & Worst Community Colleges list. “One of the main...
Four Ways to Test If a Construction Career is Right for You (or Your Kid)
For kids who love building new creations with Legos or like working with their hands more than they like sitting at a desk, a construction career might be a good fit. Here are four ways high school...
Garden City Leaders Invest in the Decision-Making Skills of Fifth and Sixth Grade Boys
Around 2010, a group of Garden City, Kansas, adults recognized the need to help youth in their area. “A handful of us came together and realized we needed to be part of the solution to help schools...
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