5 Things to Learn from 2017

2017 has been a year of innovation, developments and scandals but what can we learn from this year and avoid doing next year? 2017 has been a whirlwind year in the technology sector across the UK and around the rest of the world. Cyber-attacks left, right and centre the implementation of Brexit on the horizon, […]

Op-Ed: Technical schools offer strong alternative to 4-year degree

High school graduates heading off to a four-year university have a good idea what the next several years will hold, but for those interested in a different kind of career, the path may not be so clear. For students who are mechanically minded and like hands-on learning, a quality technical education could make the difference […]

Apprenticeships: Opportunities for Experiential Learning in the Workplace

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, November 13-19, 2017, President Trump proclaimed, “We recognize the important role apprenticeships play in unleashing the American workforce. Americans are known for our remarkable productivity, industriousness, and innovative thinking. By pairing these valued traits with the right training, our nation can renew one of our greatest assets—the American worker.” As […]

8 New Year’s resolutions that aren’t about weight loss

With only a few weeks to go before the new year, you’ve probably been seeing a lot of dieting ads all over the place, and the hashtag “#NewYearNewMe” is coming back with a vengeance. Of course getting (and staying) healthy is important, but if the idea of trying to force a 20 lb. weight loss […]


With the holiday season upon us, consumers are hard at work finding the very best gifts for loved ones. An uptick in shopping and gifts, of course, will mean an uptick in returns as well. In fact, while the national return rate is 11.3%, the National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that holiday shopping will effect […]

West Philly High preps students for careers through CTE programs

Career and technical education (CTE) programs, cutting-edge technology, student leadership and supportive teachers and staff are all elements at the heart of the curriculum at West Philadelphia High School. “West Philly High is a good school. I really like the CTE programs,” said junior Tahje Faruqi. “I’ve always been interested in computers and videos, so […]

Sector Partnerships + Career Pathways = A Healthy Local Economy

There’s a lot of jargon in education … just like there’s jargon in every industry. Because education is vitally important to nearly every industry (e.g. healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, finance, communications, agriculture and more), I’d like to review some of the current lingo and talk about what it really means for our local communities. Specifically, let’s […]