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Cyber STEM Summer Camps for Middle School Students in Montana

The GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to utilize their talents in cybersecurity is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.

Montana Superintendent of Education Arntzen draws backlash over counseling proposal

“We need to have more school counselors, not less,” Schoening told Montana Free Press. “And it needs to be in the [state] standards as a minimum requirement for quality education.”

High turnover, increased vacancies prevalent in Montana University System

“I think we truly have to understand the complexity of the problem as best we can, knowing that it’s a little different at each campus and it’s quite multifaceted,” Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian said.

Population booms overwhelm schools in the West: ‘Someone’s gonna get left behind’

“Where will we put all those kids?” she muttered to herself.

Big Sky Business Insight Summit to address housing and child care challenges – 5/18-20 – University of Montana, Missoula

The agency estimated it costs an average of $9,515 per year for infant care. 

The case for revolutionizing child care in America

Roughly 85% of the physical brain is formed in the first three years of a child’s life. Kindergarten — and even preschool — may be too late for interventions to try and close an opportunity gap that begins to open up at birth. She argues we need to start much earlier.

Accelerate Montana Invites Job Site Ready Applicants – Fast Track to Construction Jobs

“Employers are eager to hire employees who have the skills that Job Site Ready students walk away with,” Lechman said. “We are excited to now offer valuable rapid training and expand it to locations across the state.”

CBS Sunday Morning Video – Student debt: Is a degree worth the financial strain?

Student debt has become a national crisis, with 43 million Americans carrying more than $1.7 trillion in debt. With some questioning the value of a college degree, efforts are being made to eliminate college from many corporations’ job requirements, while promoting skills training for “new-collar jobs.”

Flathead, Glacier students finish another student-built home

The main goal of the program is to provide kids with hands-on knowledge and a head start in the job market.

Montana child care providers, families, demonstrate for equity, better pay

“If we don’t have child care, then they can’t contribute to our community and to our economy,”

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