Latest Vocational education News

Chef Darnell Ferguson is the star of this Alabama eatery

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (AP) — At age 33, Chef Darnell Ferguson is a rising star among television chefs. But, even more important to him, he’s a chef in his own right who oversees culinary operations at his three restaurants – including Superhero Chefs, which opened in April of 2019 in downtown...

FILE - Back-to-school supplies await shoppers at a store on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Marlborough, Mass.  The pandemic has dragged into the new school year and wreaked havoc on reopening plans. That has extended to the back-to-school shopping season, the second most important period for retailers behind the holidays.  (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

COVID-19 reshapes and reduces back-to-school spending

Aug. 4, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits. Not this year. The Charlotte, North Carolina, woman cut her spending on clothing in half for her 10-year-old...

FILE - In this June 26, 2020, file photo, Ivanka Trump speaks during a meeting with the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to “find something new.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

White House-backed campaign pushes alternate career paths

Jul. 14, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump on Tuesday unveiled a White House-backed national ad campaign highlighting alternative ways to start a career, an initiative targeting students, mid-career workers and the millions of people who are now unemployed because of the coronavirus. Called...

Remote learning poses challenges for vocational education

Jul. 12, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The year 2020 started with a push for vocational education and hands-on learning, but this has been made difficult by COVID-19 threats and students forced into online education at home. More than 60 percent of students at Wheeling Park High School are involved in career-based...