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Opportunity Near You: Space engineering in Hawaii and skilled trades in Maine

This week, we also share workforce findings in Georgia, Vermont, and D.C.
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We are always searching for job pathways into careers. Are you looking for an opportunity? Take a look at this week’s discoveries.

From Georgia: Coosa Valley News reports 16 students recently graduated from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s electrical line worker program – with the next cohort scheduled to begin April 29.

From Hawaii: Big Island Video News reports the University of Hawaiʻi is planning a space engineering and instrument development center on the UH-Hilo campus – with goals to expand the state’s technology sector and create more high-paying jobs.

From Maine: Bangor Daily News reports a program to recruit young construction workers is expanding in an effort to meet industry workforce needs.

From Virginia: Virginia Business reports United Way of Southwest Virginia is establishing a new workforce development nonprofit to manage cradle-to-career continuum programming.

From Washington, D.C.: Housing Finance reports a new D.C. development – the Conway Center – will bring together affordable housing, job training, and health care under one roof.

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

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