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9/22/2017

Ten community colleges have partnered with ApprenticeOhio to provide tuition reimbursement for students who complete apprenticeship programs identified as crucial to businesses. The Ohio College Apprenticeship Consortium offers students a chance to learn new skills both in the classroom and through on-the-job training.

9/22/2017

Traces of the yeast used to make lager beer have been detected on ancient shards of ceramic pottery found along the Chile-Argentina border, suggesting that lager originated in South America about 200 years before it was produced in Bavaria, researchers say. "This is the first archaeological evidence and earliest evidence of any kind of Saccharomyces eubayanus being used in alcohol production," said Alberto Perez of Universidad Catolica de Temuco.

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9/22/2017

One Minnesota high school is collaborating with state and local chambers of commerce on a program designed to prepare students for college or careers in manufacturing, construction and other areas. The REACH program offers students courses in manufacturing technology and opportunities for paid internships.

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9/22/2017

Students in one Texas school district last year earned more than 1,000 nationally recognized career certificates. The district begins advising students in middle school on potential career paths and offers instruction in 16 career clusters to high-school students.

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9/22/2017

A class of Minnesota high-school students is learning construction skills by building a six-bedroom, two-story home slated for completion next spring. The finished home will be donated to Habitat for Humanity to be sold to a family in need.

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9/22/2017

New state data show that 56% of students who entered college under the Tennessee Promise program in 2015 graduated, transferred to a four-year college or were still in school two years later. That's compared to 39% of students who were not participants of the program, which provides free community-college tuition.

9/22/2017

Faced with an overall drop in enrollment, one technical college system in Wisconsin is partnering with local businesses to offer training programs for employees. The school also launched 12-week boot camp programs with the help of a federal grant where students can earn degrees or certificates in areas such as welding.

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9/22/2017

The Indiana Manufacturers Association this week urged lawmakers to implement new policies to better align job-training programs with the needs of businesses in the state. Proposed policy changes from the association include requiring college students receiving state financial aid to work in the state for several years after graduation.

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9/22/2017

A potent tri-specific antibody that targets nearly 100% of HIV strains and prevents infection in monkeys has been developed by National Institutes of Health scientists and pharmaceutical firm Sanofi. The antibody combo bolsters the immune system and blocks development of the virus, according to findings published in Science.

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9/22/2017

Porpoise bones found in a grave on the grounds of a medieval monastic retreat on the island of Guernsey have puzzled archaeologists. The burial may have had religious significance for the monks, or they may have been trying to preserve the porpoise meat for future consumption, researchers say.

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