For decades, the state of Louisiana has been known as the incarceration capital of America. But over the past year, the state has been trying to shed that reputation with new reforms that decrease the prison population and save money.
By William Brangham, Frank Carlson
While President Donald Trump and state lawmakers around the country extol the benefits of apprenticeships — and put money behind grants and tax credits to encourage private sector companies to offer them — some state agencies are creating their own…
By Sophie Quinton, Stateline
The push is aimed at training workers with specific skills for particular jobs that employers say they can't fill at a time of historically low unemployment.
By Ken Thomas and Josh Boak, Associated Press
A meeting between President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on vocational training Friday offered further evidence of the first daughter's influence in the White House.
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
By Courtney Norris
The U.S. Department of Education is providing $17 million in grants and loans to assist low-income students in enrolling in eight “nontraditional” training programs, part of the Obama administration’s efforts to make college more accessible and affordable.
By PBS NewsHour
In India, home to the world's fastest growing economy, most workers, from street vendors to rickshaw drivers, aren't on the books, making them vulnerable to harassment by corrupt officials and policemen. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro profiles one group…
Blocks from the White House, DC Central Kitchen is the nation's largest community kitchen, putting out 5,000 meals a day to homeless shelters, schools, halfway houses and other nonprofits. But the kitchen's other output is training men and women who…
By Nick Corcodilos
Any company will tell you that what they deliver isn’t available anywhere else. So why is it they expect the unique talent they want to hire already exists, as if it comes in a can?…
By PBS NewsHour
In Cleveland, a special school-to-work program leads community college students to jobs at a local steel plant where hundreds of workers are expected to start retiring. Special correspondent Amy Hansen from WVIZ/PBS Idea Stream reports in a preview of American…
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