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By Bridget Shirvell
As the cost of higher education mounts, debt-laden students, cash-strapped parents and members of the media are asking: is traditional college still the answer? Correspondent Mona Iskander reports on Enstitute, a two-year apprenticeship program that matches 18- to 24-year-olds with…
Amid worsening economic prospects, marked by Friday's Labor Department report announcing new unemployment highs, the class of 2008 faces a tough job markets for new college graduates. Two career-development experts discuss the challenges ahead for new job-seekers.
Programs around the country are combatting joblessness by employing new tactics. NewsHour reports on a program in Chicago that helps train unemployed people in the culinary field.
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