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Job’s for America's Graduates

Our recent All Business podcast takes us back to school where we are talking to Dr. Ruth Patterson at Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia about their JAG program—Job’s for America’s Graduates. Listen in and learn how this program is teaching students employability skills and increases their workforce opportunities, all while reducing poverty and unemployment.

High Demand Occupations in PA

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care.

Automotive Master  Mechanic

Automotive Service Tech and Mechanic

Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles.

Software Developer, Applications

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs.

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How Military Veteran Partners is Generating More Veteran Employment Opportunities

Around 60 percent of veteran-owned businesses have experienced at least one financial shortfall, according to a recent report on veteran entrepreneurs. Beyond that, 75 percent of veteran entrepreneurs who were surveyed said that a lack of social capital — networks, mentors and other experts — was their biggest challenge to starting and growing their business.

Student Success Stories

Trista Wise
Trista Wise
Trista's Story

Where you are from? Linesville, Pennsylvania

What sparked your interest in a career in the skilled trades? From early on, I learned the value of hard work and integrity. I grew up in a small, blue-collar town and that had a great influence on the vocation I chose to pursue, as well as the occupations my family held. My father was a sheet metal worker and is currently a welder at a tool and die facility, my mother works at a meat processing company, and my brothe...

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Next Leader Now Executive Leadership Training Harrisburg
410 Fishing Creek Valley Road Harrisburg, PA 17112

During the next decade, twelve million U.S. businesses will be changing hands – successfully, or not.  According to Development Dimensions International, the rate of failure for new executives is up to 60 percent within the first 18 months; and within five years, two-thirds of executive hires will fail.