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...
What’s HirePaths All About Anyway?
September 15, 2022
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.
September 1, 2022
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)
July 24, 2022
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
July 20, 2022
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...
WSU Tech's Job-First Enrollment Program: Earn & Learn
July 12, 2022
By Megan Feeney, Director of Industry & Workforce Collaboration with the Shocker Career Accelerator When envisioning a career path, most of us imagine something like this: Graduate from high...
Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Partners with Butler, Pitt State to Help Apprentices Earn Degrees
July 12, 2022
Plumbers and pipefitters have been training new members of their industry through apprenticeships for more than 125 years. However, in recent years, like many skilled trades, they have struggled to...
Bring the FutureMaker Lab to Your School For Hands-On Career Exploration
July 1, 2022
Kansas teachers and parents can help students “try on” in-demand jobs through an innovative career exploration program that delivers activities and resources directly to them. The FutureMaker Lab...
The Missing Chapter: Career Exploration Before High School
May 26, 2022
When first becoming parents, most of us spend time learning from parenting books, blogs and one another about what we are supposed to do with these squirming, stubborn, tiny humans. Whether we’re...
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