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Opportunity Near You: Skilled trades and STEM education

WorkingNation is always looking for workforce pathways around the country

This week, programs in South Dakota and Vermont are sparking students’ interest – and Iowa wants to know what employers think of work-based learning. Take a look.

From Alabama: WBRC reports the workforce development center in Oxford is offering summer classes in commercial carpentry, electrical, or plumbing.

From Iowa: Iowa Workforce Development announces it’s seeking input from employers in a new survey about the use – across the state – of work-based learning programs.

From Kentucky: The Lane Report shares the state is providing $1.6 million in state support to train and develop nearly 5,000 workers across 25 companies.

From South Dakota: South Dakota State University announces it is participating in a project that’s funded by the National Science Foundation to support STEM education for young learners.

From Vermont: Vermont Biz reports that due to labor shortages, construction companies like DEW Construction in Burlington are visiting elementary schools to tell students about possible future careers.

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