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Nov152016

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Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced 35 organizations from 19 states that will receive nearly $15 million to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept and commercialization programs and early-stage seed capital funds.

Nov152016

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Over the past weeks, there have been numerous positive reports by the American media again on the German dual vocational education and training system, about which I am very proud. I was also particularly intrigued to learn about new apprenticeship models being created in the U.S. They show that the dual system is attractive to a growing number of people.

Nov152016

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Broadband has become an indispensable driver of economic growth and workforce development, creating new opportunities for Americans to participate in the modern, global economy and changing the way they find and do their jobs.  Broadband provides channels for sharing information, learning new skills for career advancement, and completing basic job functions in a number of professions.

Nov142016

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Apprenticeship works for everyone − from the business owner looking to recruit highly skilled and talented workers, to the job seeker wanting to advance their career. It works because through apprenticeship, youth and job seekers can earn while they learn, while employers across industries can develop the talent they need to compete today and tomorrow.

Nov102016

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After serving their country, millions of military veterans contribute to the nation in another, important way: as entrepreneurs. Between 2007 and 2012, the ranks of veteran-owned businesses rose by 74,074, or 3.0 percent, to reach 2.5 million. Women were solely responsible for this overall increase in the number of veteran-owned firms.

Nov092016

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Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars.

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