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New push to promote science and tech education

LANSING (AP) — High school students could be awarded a special endorsement on their diploma if they earn enough credits in science, technology, engineering and math under bills advancing in the Michigan Legislature.

5 Questions: Entrepreneur Jim Brown shares secrets of tech success

Not only has Jim Brown got his finger on the technology pulse of Indianapolis, he’s also helping launch the industry into the future by showcasing the city at the MBO15 Digital Marketing Conference on April 29 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Career and Technical Education Should Be the Rule, Not the Exception

It’s hard to argue with the success of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, which teach transferable workplace skills and academic content in a hands-on context. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently characterized CTE programs as providing “instruction that is hands-on and engaging, as well as rigorous and relevant.” He went on to say that CTE programs “are helping to connect students with the high-demand science, technology, engineering and math fields — where so many good jobs are waiting.” Furthermore, in recognizing CTE month on the House floor, Rep. James Langevin recently stated, “CTE is an investment in the future of our economy, our workforce and our country.”

Detroit Races San Jose for Tech as Snyder Sees Jobs Convergence

Less than three miles from Governor Rick Snyder’s Ann Arbor office, he can see Michigan’s pursuit of technological mastery. A 23-acre mock city will soon put driverless cars through the paces of urban hazards, complete with darting robot pedestrians and real snow.

Chase pushes job training in health care, manufacturing

JPMorgan Chase, as part of its five-year $100-million investment in Detroit, is releasing a report today detailing a skills gap in metropolitan Detroit and suggesting ways to bolster workforce development in the region.

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