American Graduate - Getting to Work

What are the essential skills needed for students and workers to succeed in the job markets of today and tomorrow? Working with community partners to assess workforce challenges and opportunities, we're creating conversations focused on how Kansas Citians find pathways to gainful employment.

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About American Graduate: Getting to Work

American Graduate 'Getting to Work' is a two-year-long engagement and reporting initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

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Making the Case for 'Workforce Development' | #Am

This introductory piece kicks off a six-part video series that will examine career and tech education in the Kansas City region. One of the key themes will be the push and pull between making schools mere conduits for employers versus institutions that turn out solid, informed citizens. Or, can they be both?

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Workforce Explainers
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Making the Case for 'Workforce Development' | #Am
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Making the Case for 'Workforce Development' | #Am
Kansas City Vs. Peer Cities | #AmGradKCPT | Part 2
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Kansas City Vs. Peer Cities | #AmGradKCPT | Part 2
Schools Tackling the Soft Skills Deficit | #AmGra
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Schools Tackling the Soft Skills Deficit | #AmGra
Building A Better Workforce | #AmGradKCPT | Part 4
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Building A Better Workforce | #AmGradKCPT | Part 4
Quick Ways To Good Money | #AmGradKCPT | Part 5
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Quick Ways To Good Money | #AmGradKCPT | Part 5
How Much is Too Much? | #AmGradKCPT | Part 6
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How Much is Too Much? | #AmGradKCPT | Part 6
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"Getting to Work" at Holland 1916

"American Graduate: Getting to Work" is a two-year a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. As part of its participation in the project, Kansas City PBS is highlighting some highly regarded workforce development programs in our region.

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"Getting to Work" at Holland 1916
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"Getting to Work" at Holland 1916
"Getting to Work" with Northland CAPS at LMV
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"Getting to Work" with Northland CAPS at LMV
"Getting To Work" at the Independence, Missouri,
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"Getting To Work" at the Independence, Missouri,
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Preparing Students with Disabilities for the Work

What happens to students with disabilities after high school? Parents are on a mission to find programs that prepare their kids for the workforce.

Students with Disabilities
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Preparing Students with Disabilities for the Work
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Preparing Students with Disabilities for the Work
Preparing Students with Disabilities for the Work
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Preparing Students with Disabilities for the Work