Latest Vocational education News

World Bank cuts back project in China's restive Xinjiang

Nov. 12, 2019 6:04 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The World Bank is cutting back a $50 million project in China's restive Xinjiang region following a review prompted by allegations of abuses. A statement from the bank dated Monday said it would close a component of the project to support vocational colleges involving partner schools that...

AP-NORC poll: Many youths say high school diploma is enough

Nov. 11, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Although most young Americans believe in the value of higher education, many still consider a high school diploma alone to be enough for success, according to a survey of teens and young adults by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The findings alarm some experts who say young Americans...

Tennessee gov announces $25M in vocational education grants

Nov. 8, 2019 4:07 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced the 28 projects that will benefit from a $25 million pot of money set aside for career and technical education. Lee's office said Thursday that the Governor's Investment in Vocational Education grants will benefit all of Tennessee's 15...

China and West clash over claims Beijing oppresses Uighurs

Oct. 29, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and the West clashed at the U.N. human rights committee Tuesday over claims that Beijing systematically oppresses ethnic minority Muslims in far western Xinjiang province. Belarus read a statement on behalf of 54 countries commending "China's remarkable achievements in the field...

Police: Finnish attacker acted alone, suspected of murder

Oct. 2, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish police said Wednesday they believe a man who killed a woman and wounded nine other people while wielding a sword and a firearm inside a classroom acted alone. Chief investigator Olli Toyras of the National Bureau of Investigation says the man, who wasn't officially named, is...

Sword-wielding student kills 1, wounds 9 at Finland school

Oct. 1, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A man wielding a sword and a firearm killed a woman and wounded nine others Tuesday at a vocational school inside a shopping center in central Finland, police said. The attacker was seriously wounded after police opened fire, and he was taken into custody. The police superintendent for...

Cambodia gives garment workers 4.4% minimum wage hike

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's government announced Friday that it is raising the minimum wage for the garment industry, the country's biggest export earner, whose workers make up a powerful political bloc. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said starting in January, the minimum wage...