Back to Work: Pathways to skilled trades, nursing, and automotive manufacturing

A look at some of the new training and job opportunities around the country

Weekly jobless claims fell to 166,000 for the week ending on April 2, according to the Department of Labor. The figure is 5,000 less than the number of claims from the previous week.

WorkingNation is always looking around the country for workforce opportunities. Take a look at this week’s findings.

From California: The Fresno Bee reports in addition to academic credit, on-the-job experience, training and networking opportunities, Fresno-area college students could earn $10,000 for volunteering in their communities.

From Iowa: We Are Iowa reports a community college program is aiming to introduce young people to the skilled trades at an early age.

From New Hampshire: NH Business Review reports White Mountains Community College is offering a licensed practical nursing program to help meet health care demands.

From Oregon: KOIN reports newly signed state legislation provides funding to support recruitment and training for jobs in construction, health care and manufacturing.

From Texas: KXAN reports Workforce Solutions Capital Area is partnering with Tesla to find hires for its new Texas factory. The Del Valle Independent School District and Austin Community College are also partners to help teach skills for people who want to join the workforce.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.