News & Events

Scholarships offered for high school seniors to pursue biotechnology certification

May 22, 2016

Graduating high school seniors in Durham who have not yet chosen a plan after graduation have a rare opportunity to attend a 12-week biotechnology certification training this summer that could qualify them to enter a rewarding career. MORE

Durham YouthWork Program seeks hosts organizations for summer internships

April 20, 2016

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program seeks local businesses and organizations willing to offer real-world work opportunities to youth ages of 14 and 24 through year-round and summer internships. Nearly 800 local youth have applied for summer 2016 internships. MORE

Defining Data for Decision-making

April 19, 2016

In the past few weeks, there have been a barrage of media reports about educational achievement and, more generally, life outcomes for the youth of Durham. The positive news is that these issues are receiving attention, but the downside is that the reports may be more harmful than helpful. At its best, data optimizes decision-making, but at its worst data can be deceptive and divisive. MORE

Industry advisory board expands work-based learning for Durham students

April 17, 2016

Jaavid Malette first toured Triangle Ecycling on a field trip as a 10th grader at the Southern School of Technology and Engineering. Two years later, he snagged a coveted paid internship at the Durham technology company through the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, with a stipend donated by AT&T. MORE

Made in Durham recruits Youth Network members

April 14, 2016

Made in Durham is recruiting a diverse group of youth ages 14-24 to represent the views and perspectives of the youth community in Durham by serving on the partnership’s Youth Network. MORE

IEI FutureWork initiative hosts five project-based learning activities

April 13, 2016

The Institute for Emerging Issues invites FutureWork followers to participate in five virtual activities in April focused on connecting project-based learning (PBL) to the classroom. MORE

Bellamy and Newman brief education and workforce professionals on Made in Durham opportunity youth collaborative

April 9, 2016

Durham’s efforts to create an effective education-to-career system took center stage at the N.C. Employment and Training Association spring conference, “Framing the Future,” April 6-8 in Greensboro. MORE

Shearer and Newman participate in national reengagement convening

March 21, 2016

Made in Durham partners Elizabeth Shearer and Lydia Newman shared and gained insights on serving youth who have disconnected from school and work at a national convening, 2016 Reengagement Plus!, held in Dubuque, Iowa, March 16-18. MORE

Durham high school seniors explore career options at career readiness event

March 18, 2016

High school seniors from across Durham County converged on the N.C. Biotechnology Center March 17 to explore and prepare for careers at Ready, Set, Go…Launch Your Career!, the annual career readiness event hosted by Durham Public School's Career and Technical Education (CTE). MORE

Dolan named employer engagement associate for Made in Durham

March 17, 2016

Jacob Dolan has joined the Made in Durham partnership as an employer engagement associate focused on helping faculty and staff at three alternative schools expand career exploration and readiness training for students. MORE


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