YES Academy Prepares Hartford Students for Business Success

YES Academy Prepares Hartford Students for Business Success

Nearly 40 students from Hartford Public High School spent their spring break preparing for future success. The 38 students dragged themselves out of bed every morning from April 8-12 to participate in the YES Academy.YES stands for Youth Employability Skills, and for...
US Needs National Apprenticeship Structure

US Needs National Apprenticeship Structure

“America lacks a national strategy that prioritizes youth apprenticeship as an effective talent pipeline to boost the sector’s competitiveness and spread economic opportunity across the country,” says Brent Parton, of New America. Jun 04, 2019A large reason for...
Committee Approves Workforce Development Bill

Committee Approves Workforce Development Bill

A bill reducing statutory disincentives for high schools to promote manufacturing and other technical trade credential programs is headed to the state Senate after gaining approval from a key legislative committee. March 20, 2019The legislature’s Commerce...
The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College

The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College

When college is held up as the one true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—might worry when their children opt for vocational school instead.Toren Reesman knew from a young age that he and his brothers were expected to attend college and obtain a...