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Avis Proctor on in-demand fields

Avis Proctor Ed.D. is president of Harper College, a community college serving more than 35,000 students annually in the Chicago area. She says her college...

Avis Proctor on an equitable economic recovery

Avis Proctor Ed.D. is president of Harper College, a community college serving more than 35,000 students annually in the Chicago area. She says her college...

College Alternatives: The disruption in higher education is here

Sure, college is fun and the inspiration for a genre of brick-and-ivy-based comedies like Animal House. But then comes the bill, the low-wage entry-level...

Discovering the value of work-based learning opportunities

Dynamic changes are happening in the job market in response to technological shifts and the low unemployment rate. Skilled labor shortages are rampant across...

It’s come to this: Game show pays off grads’ student loans

This Friday the 13th, there might not be a scarier threat than the $1.5 trillion in student debt shackling American workers. Fear not, there's a...

Could the presidents make it in today’s job market?

There isn't an entry-level position to become the next president of the United States, but all of our commanders-in-chief got their start somewhere before ascending...

Do Something Awesome in 2017: Year in Review

As we celebrate the New Year, WorkingNation is looking back at a new mini-documentary series from our executive producer Melissa Panzer and director Jonathan...
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Insuring a career: A first-of-its-kind apprenticeship in the insurance industry

A redefinition of apprenticeships is taking place in the northwest suburbs of Chicago as students embark on a new path to acquire the skills...

New study: Increasing apprenticeships will lead to more companies saying “you’re...

As students look for affordable educational pathways to good jobs and employers struggle to locate skilled workers, an apprenticeship can be the ideal place...