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STEM Learn and Earn

An increasing percentage of low-income young adults work while attending school, and most students work in jobs that are unrelated to their course of study. These students note that balancing work and school is the primary barrier to their success in higher education. At the same time, industry leaders report that they are unable to find qualified workers to fill highly skilled manufacturing jobs despite high unemployment rates. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, (STEM) Learn and Earn programs place students in jobs that are related to their field of study, providing them with the opportunity to earn money while learning more about their field. In so doing, these programs aim to bridge the gap between industry’s demand for highly skilled workers, and the supply of student labor.

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Posted by Julie Walling, ( ISKME), on Apr-06-2011
Author: Ellie Ashford

"The Trades in Focus Community College Initiative is a new awareness campaign through the American Association of Community Colleges and sponsored by W.W. Grainger Inc., a distributor of...

Posted by Julie Walling, ( ISKME), on Mar-31-2011
Author: Jill Biden

"Earlier this year, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced innovative application criteria for the first $500 million in grants under the four-year, $...

Posted by Barbra Skarzynski, ( The Teaching Institute for Excellence), on Mar-30-2011

This is a great opportunity to stay on top of what's going on in the field, promote...

Posted by Dana Canaday, ( ), on Mar-28-2011
Author: George Lorenzo, The SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies

This report shows how Learn and Earn programs are starting to gain momentum across the country, attracting the attention of progressive employers and change-amenable postsecondary institutions to...

Posted by Julie Walling, ( ISKME), on Mar-28-2011
Author: Jill Biden

Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan ushered in a new era of hope and opportunity for millions of Americans when they announced the...

Posted by Julie Walling, ( ISKME), on Mar-23-2011
Author: United States Department of Labor
"The Labor Department will award approximately $500 million this year through the program and a total of $2 billion over the next four years. Grants will support the development and improvement of...
Posted by Julie Walling, ( ISKME), on Mar-23-2011
Author: Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
"The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or the Department) announces the availability of up to $500 million in grant funds to be awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career...
Posted by Julie Walling, ( ISKME), on Mar-23-2011
Author: Jennifer Gonzalez
"The Obama administration is touting the $2-billion grant program not only as a way to improve the nation's battered economy but also to meet its college-going and degree-completion goals. President...
Posted by Julie Walling, ( ISKME), on Mar-23-2011
Author: Timothy Vollmer

"The Department of Labor and the Department of Education today announced a new education fund that will grant $2 billion to create OER materials for career training programs in community colleges...

Posted by Regina Rowland, ( ), on Mar-23-2011

How are DOL TAACCT grant applicants preparing for the upcoming deadline on April 21st?

Do you have any strategies or tips, or resources to share, e.g. about creating consortia or using...