Now’s the time for parents to discuss this option with eligible kids More than $100 million — that’s the value of academic and technical college-credit courses that Minnesota high school students took during the 2016-17 school year at Minnesota’s public two-year colleges and four-year universities. Because there are so many benefits, families might want to discuss … [Read more...]
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The STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) industry is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide; it is also one of the least diverse. According to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey, Black and Hispanic workers are underrepresented in the STEM workforce populations. Blacks comprise 11 percent of the total U.S. workforce, but only 9 percent of the STEM … [Read more...]
It’s important for children to learn about the value of money before they actually have any. As adults, sometimes it’s easy to forget that it took most of us our entire lives to learn what we know now about being fiscally accountable. Kids really don’t know anything about money except that it’s green, it’s paper, and it gets them what they want – probably toys and candy, … [Read more...]
Hands-on training for youth Goodwill-Easter Seals of Minnesota has announced openings for its next YouthBuild training program beginning July 23, 2018. The national pre-apprenticeship program provides hands-on construction training and leadership skills development at no cost to local youth, ages 16-24. The 20-week course includes instruction in construction concepts, tool … [Read more...]