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How history explains America’s struggle to revive apprenticeships Donald Trump is the latest in a long line of presidents to announce ambitious plans to slash the cost of college and create millions of new apprenticeships. But, as I argue in a forthcoming history on the 19th-century origins of student debt, American students have repeatedly rejected...
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Ahead Of Manufacturing Day, Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Train The Next Generation Of Manufacturers, More Than 3,700 Albany County Students and 377,000 Students Statewide Currently Enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Training Could Benefit from This Legislation The bipartisan legislation, 21st Century Strengthening Hands On Programs that Cultivate Learning Approaches for Successful Students Act. This...
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New York Photonics has been working on getting this designation for over 10 years.  It wasn’t until Professor Alexis Vogt, PhD came to MCC that it began to move forward.  Thank you, Alexis! SCHOOL AIMS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR SKILLED WORKERS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK Monroe Community College (MCC), The Only Community College In The Nation...
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Danforth – Victor 930 Old Dutch Rd Victor, NY 14564 Rochester – August 17 7:30am – Registration/Breakfast 8am – 12pm – Seminar/Lunch 1pm – 2pm – High Purity Fab Facility Tour Registration: >>click here<< By phone: (716) 832-1940 Ask for Ro Cieri  
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… but we have a feeling that some careers are beginning! Nine students in East High’s Precision Optics Fabrication Program worked for 60 hours over 3 weeks making precision optical lenses. The students generated, loose abrasively ground, and polished microscope objectives and lenses for eyepieces and well as other components. Each student measured final parts...
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You don’t have to simply hope that there will be a skilled workforce available when your workforce begins to retire.  You can actually do something about it now. Sign the 5% Pledge and pay it forward.  For every 20 employees in your organization hire one temporary intern, co-op, high school student or long-term unemployed individual...
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Has the decades-long march to college-for-everyone-at-18 actually closed off options for teenagers and 20-somethings, rather than opened up opportunities? We all know teen-aged kids with potential that seem to “underperform” when pursuing a four-year degree.  We also know college grads saddled with debt, who can’t find jobs in their chosen fields. Maybe a technical certificate that...
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Grant aims to grow the pipeline of middle skills workers. June 12, 2015 – The Monroe Community College Foundation has been awarded a $320,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase to create a middle-skill bridge program and expand accelerated certificate programs at Monroe Community College. The grant is part of a larger, $1 million JPMorgan Chase investment...
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June 1 – June 12, 2015 The Institute of Optics will offer its 54th annual Summer School short-course series next month. This year’s offering will be a mix of a one-week course and two-and-a-half-day courses. RRPA Grants Available Full scholarships for our Summer School courses are available through a grant from the US Employee and...
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Optimax Systems, based in Rochester, grew from a struggling startup to what CEO Rick Plympton claims is largest optics manufacturer in the United States. Optimax achieves operational excellence by investing in cutting-edge technology, advancing its people, and sharing 25% of monthly profits with employees. Learn more from The Hitachi Foundation’s Good Work Blog: http://bit.ly/1EADgdu
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