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The Prevalence of Apprenticeships in Germany and the United States

Categories: Careers,Education,Germany,Labor/Employment

Compares Germany’s use of employer-financed apprenticeships with U.S. focus on comprehensive general education as alternative approaches toward career training.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


America’s Young Adults: Special Issue 2014

Categories: Careers,Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Youth

Though usually focusing on statistics related to children and families, this agency devotes the 2014 issue to a focus on the well-being of older youth as they transition into adulthood in a time of economic challenges. Go to page 3 to find beginning of report.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Majority of STEM College Graduates Do Not Work in STEM Occupations

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Press release about new set of occupational tables for college graduates.  Finds that men still dominate the fields of engineering and computer science.  Includes link to statistical tables.  From the Census Bureau


Survey of Doctorate Recipients: Survey Year 2010

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

More than 80 data tables with information about doctorate recipients in STEM, psychology, and other social sciences fields,  including demographic characteristics, employment status, median annual salaries and occupational field.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Program Integrity: Gainful Employment

Categories: Careers,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

Proposed rule that would establish measures for determining whether career colleges are preparing students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation and whether these colleges would remain eligible under federal student aid programs.  From the Federal Register


Program Integrity: Gainful Employment

Categories: Careers,Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

Announces intention to propose rules that educational institutions must meet if they sponsor programs which prepare students for employment in certain occupations.  Failure to meet the rules might end their eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs. The rules are intended to protect students from poor-performing career colleges.  From the U.S. Education Department


New College Graduates at Work: Employment Among 1992-93, 1999-2000, and 2007-08 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients 1 Year After Graduation

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Tracks employment problems for recent college graduates, finding that compared to early 2000 graduates the more recent graduates earn less, have higher unemployment, and work in jobs outside their college field of study. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Aviation Workforce: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Transportation

Examines what data and forecasts reveal about the need for and potential availability of airline pilots and what actions are being taken by industry and government to attract and retain pilots. From the Government Accountability Office


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