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Opportunity Near You: Smokejumpers in Alaska and EV-related training in South Carolina

Check out our findings for jobs and training opportunities around the nation

WorkingNation is always looking for job and training pathways around the country. This week, we share findings from Alaska, Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Take a look.

From Alaska: Your Alaska Link reports smokejumpers have started preparing for fire season – with training sessions planned for the rest of this month, as well as in May.

From Arkansas: University of Arkansas announces the campuswide launch of its workforce development initiative – focusing on collecting information on UA workforce-related programs and an analysis of workforce development needs of business and industry.

From Maryland: MoCo360 reports Blueprint – Maryland’s education reform plan – aims to prep students for college and careers with support from career counselors.

From Mississippi: WJTV reports the state is allocating $1.4 million to boost career and technical education efforts at 25 high schools and districts across Mississippi.

From South Carolina: News From the States reports five major EV-related companies are looking to train residents for high-paying jobs.

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

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