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Achievement Academy students explore health careers

April 21, 2017

Five ambitious students at Achievement Academy of Durham participated in the Achieving Career and Educational Success elective (ACES), focusing on career exploration in the health and wellness field. MORE

Durham Tech alternative school recognized nationally

April 19, 2017

Gateway to College alternative school at Durham Technical Community College has been recognized for its success helping students earn high school diplomas. MORE

Made in Durham partners participate in Lumina Foundation’s nation Talent Hubs Workshop

April 14, 2017

Made in Durham partners joined other national education-to-career leaders April 12-13 in Washington, D.C., for a Lumina Foundation Talent Hubs Workshop. MORE

State grants $53,384 for Durham YouthWork internships

April 6, 2017

The N.C. Department of Commerce has provided two Maximize Carolina grants totaling $53,384 to the Durham Workforce Development Board to fund 40 new summer internships through the Durham YouthWork Internship Program. MORE

Achievement Academy graduate wins Morgan Creek Foundation scholarship

April 3, 2017

Cristel Campos, a recent GED graduate of the Achievement Academy of Durham, is the 2017 recipient of the Morgan Creek Foundation Scholarship. MORE

Performance Learning Center seeks volunteer tutors

April 2, 2017

Durham Performance Learning Center (DPLC) seeks volunteer tutors for students in grades 9-12 who can assist in reading, math and other specific subject areas. DPLC works with students who are behind academically but desire success. MORE

Made in Durham initiative teaches youth how to get a job and keep it

March 28, 2017

Nineteen-year-old Maria Moreno has her sights set on attending college and becoming a secretary after she graduates from Durham Public Schools' Performance Learning Center (PLC) in June. But she needs to get a job now to start saving money for college. The rub: she's never had a job before. MORE

Corporations and individuals sponsor Career and Technical Education

March 28, 2017

Four local corporations and numerous individuals have stepped up to sponsor students enrolled in Durham Public Schools' Career and Technical Education through a new CTE fundraising campaign. MORE

Apprenticeship summit April 27 convenes employers and workforce partners

March 26, 2017

Employers are invited to join workforce developers and educators at the Apprenticeship Durham Summit April 27 to discuss and explore how Durham can develop apprenticeship programs that help more young people enter rewarding careers and employers can tap a valuable source of talent. MORE

DPS career-readiness fair prepares students for careers

March 24, 2017

High school students from across Durham Public Schools learned key career-readiness skills, took part in mock job interviews and learned about community college courses that can lead to high-demand jobs during the annual Ready, Set, Go…Launch Your Career event held March 23 at the N.C. Biotechnology Center. MORE

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