Students at an Indiana high school are working a real-world science and technology project by helping Daisy, a calf born with underdeveloped feet. Jen Yoder, an engineering and technology teacher, and biology students are studying the animal to determine the cause of its condition and exploring options to help Daisy stand and walk better.
A group of North Carolina high-school students studying finance recently met with local business leaders to practice their networking and interview skills during an after-hours event at a bank. The students are part of a school program that teaches business and job skills, and requires students to obtain a summer internship.
There are about 86 career and technical education programs at middle schools in Colorado and more than 1,300 such programs in the state's high schools. The programs are aimed at ensuring a healthy state economy and include six industry sectors, including agriculture, natural resources and energy and hospitality.
School districts in Wisconsin soon will have access to a software program designed to help prepare students for careers. The Inspire Connections software program was developed with help from the education department and businesses, as well as colleges.
A group of career and technical education students in Missouri recently built an interpretive panel that will share the history of an area bridge. Students at five high schools participated in a contest to have their panel chosen for the display.
Students at a Kentucky high school enrolled in a health sciences program recently participated in mock disaster training. Students enrolled in the program learn skills to help them enter into careers in the health field, including emergency medical technician or researcher.
Prince George's Community College in Maryland recently opened a new culinary arts center. The college has had a culinary arts program for about 10 years, but President Charlene Dukes said growing industry demand led officials to expand the program.
Representatives from manufacturing companies in the Tennessee Valley attended a recent event aimed at recruiting more skilled workers. Chris Lewis, interim president of J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, says there could be as many as 2,000 new workers needed in the next several years.
About 13 million tourists visit Vermont each year, and beginning this year officials are starting a campaign aimed at encouraging tourists to consider living and working in the state. The "Stay to Stay Weekends" campaign is aimed at helping to fill a shortage of workers.
A new, noninvasive technique to diagnose prostate cancer has been developed by researchers in the UK. Shear wave elastography is an ultrasound technique that researchers say is more accurate and economical than traditional diagnostic methods.
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