New PHA initiative gives education access to the most underserved |

The Philadelphia Housing Authority(PHA) has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia to make sure its residents have everything they need for successful virtual learning.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia CEO Lisabeth Marziello said this partnership allows PHA and the Boys and Girls Club to come together for a common mission.

“We both want to make sure that kids and families are getting the things that they need to be the most successful and Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia have been here for over 130 years and we’ve always strived to make sure that we’re helping kids to become the most productive and caring and responsible citizens that they can be. And this is one of those opportunities,” Marziello said.

PHA Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Development and Operating Officer Lopa P. Kolluri said PHA

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ExxonMobil, National Math and Science Initiative Expand Education Programs to Permian-Area Schools

  • Programs to increase college readiness and advance math and science skills
  • Independent school districts in Midland and Ector County in Texas and Carlsbad Municipal School District in New Mexico to implement classroom-based and virtual programs
  • Programs shown to improve Advanced Placement® exam performance

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) are bringing college readiness and foundational education programs to students in Permian-area schools in Midland Independent School District and Ector County Independent School District in Texas and the Carlsbad Municipal School District in New Mexico.

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Two core programs will come to the Permian region, including the College Readiness Program — a comprehensive, three-year program designed to increase student participation and performance in Advanced

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Citi and Citi Foundation Expand Global Job Skills-Building Initiative to Improve Employability and Economic Opportunity for Underserved Communities

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Citi and the Citi Foundation today announced an expansion of the global Pathways to Progress initiative, led by a Citi Foundation investment of $100 million to improve employability and economic opportunity around the world.

Through Pathways to Progress, young people become equipped with the skills and confidence they need to make a positive impact in their lives and their communities, and also access employment opportunities to succeed in rapidly changing economies.

Since 2014, the Citi Foundation has invested approximately $200 million globally in Pathways to Progress programming. By 2023, the Citi Foundation expects to cumulatively impact over a million young people around the world with a total investment of $300 million. In the U.S., the program has served approximately 100,000 Black and Latinx youth over the past three years, and expanded efforts will focus more intently

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Werner Advances Technology Initiative With IoT Partnership

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Werner Enterprises has teamed with fleet management service Platform Science to advance its technology initiative, the companies announced Sept. 16.

Platform Science provides fleet management tools through its platform using Internet of Things technology. Werner intends to use the tools to deploy new applications and services across its 8,000-truck fleet.

“Our drivers require best-in-class technology to keep them efficient and safe on the road, which is why we remain focused on developing new technology-rich solutions and offerings through our innovation initiative, Werner EDGE,” Danny Lilley, vice president of fleet systems and technology for Werner Enterprises, said in a statement.

Danny Lilley, vice president of fleet systems and technology for Werner Enterprises

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Werner EDGE is an ongoing initiative to advance the performance and safety of drivers, shippers and carriers through technology innovations. The Platform Science integration is the latest step in that process.

“Incorporating Platform Science into our new tablet-based telematics

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SBU Awarded Workforce Development Initiative Grant

St. Bonaventure University is one of 66 recipients of Workforce Development Initiative grants announced Tuesday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

The grants are federally funded and will support job training opportunities across the state for more than 3,600 New Yorkers adapting to the post-COVID economy, according to a news release from Cuomo’s office. 

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I thank the essential workers who put themselves in harm’s way to save lives and care for their fellow New Yorkers, and recommit to supporting all workers who are helping in New York’s ongoing recovery,” Cuomo said. “These awards will provide thousands of workers with the training and skills they need to ‘Build Back Better.’”

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In total, nearly $9 million was awarded to businesses,

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$9 million awarded as part of New York’s Historic Workforce Development Initiative

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66 New York state businesses, community colleges, and community-based organizations receive funding for workforce development

Awards will fund in-demand skills training for 3,600 New Yorkers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced 66 businesses, schools and community-based organizations across the state were awarded nearly $9 million as part of the state’s historic Workforce Development Initiative. The grants are federally funded and will support job training opportunities across the state for more than 3,600 New Yorkers adapting to the post-COVID economy.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I thank the essential workers who put themselves in harm’s way to save lives and care for their fellow New Yorkers, and recommit to supporting all workers who are helping in New York’s ongoing recovery,” Cuomo said. “These awards will provide thousands of workers with the training and skills they need to ‘Build Back Better.’ “

“Our historic Workforce

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Alstom receives funding from Workforce Development Initiative

HORNELL, N.Y. (WETM) – Train car manufacturer Alstom SA is among the 66 businesses, schools, and community-based organizations across the state that have been awarded nearly $9 million as part of the State’s historic Workforce Development Initiative, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The grants are federally funded and will support job training opportunities across the State for more than 3,600 New Yorkers adapting to the post-COVID economy. 

Businesses and organizations from nine REDC regions receiving Workforce Development awards include: 

  • Capital Region: Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga BOCES, AlbanyCanCode, Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, Wesley Health Care Center, YMCA of the Capital District
  • Central New York: Anaren Microwave, D&W Diesel, K&N’s Foods USA, Leonardi Manufacturing Co., WMT Precision
  • Finger Lakes: Airquip, Canandaigua Driving School, Mary Cariola Children’s Center, Rochester City School District OACES, Phenix Automation, Sweeteners Plus, Turner Underground Installations, United Memorial Medical Center
  • Long Island: Payless Enterprises
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The Shahani Group announces launch of Banking Skills Development Initiative | India Education,Education News India,Education News

Mumbai: The Shahani Group, one of India’s leading groups of educational institutions, in association with the Sindhi Chamber of commerce, has tied up with the Nanaji Deshmukh Foundation and Atal Seva Kendra, to launch the Banking Skills Development Initiative. The institute aims to provide employment for 1,000 young professionals in the first phase, which will then be extended to 5,000 professionals in the second phase. In recognition of the project by Ask.Careers, the Banking Skills Development Initiative was launched by Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

The Banking Skills Development Initiative will impart training to fresh graduates and final year students, to improve their employability for banks and financial institutions. Under this programme, students will be trained for a period of 1 month (to be conducted online), following a preliminary selection test. Upon completion of the course, they will be provided with the opportunity for white-collar jobs with

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Gun locks help stop suicides; Community initiative seeks to enhance gun storage education

Firearms have long been a part of Utah’s culture. They are also the leading methods used in suicides in the state. It’s a problem that has brought health and safety advocates and the gun advocacy community together to work to prevent these tragedies.

Safe gun storage ensures that guns are inaccessible to youth and other individuals who may be at heightened risk for suicide. Intermountain Healthcare has been working with the Utah Shooting Sports Council to promote proper gun storage education and mechanisms that can potentially save lives.

“Utah gun owners and gun groups are important partners in suicide prevention efforts. By working together we can make a difference in reducing death by suicide and unintentional injury through promoting and enabling safe firearm storage and education. We are friends helping friends,” said Karlee Kump, Intermountain community health specialist.

“As gun owners, we are proud to be part of an effort

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PSI to Provide Online Proctoring Services for Microsoft’s Global Skills Initiative

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Billionaire David Shaw Pours Money Into 3 “Strong Buy” Stocks

Are the tides turning on Wall Street? Stocks fell in the past three trading sessions, as investors abandoned the tech heavyweights that have been at the forefront of the market’s remarkable charge forward. What’s behind the sell-off? Sky-high valuations reminiscent of the dot-com era have sparked fears of a tech bubble. To this end, investors are wondering if this pullback is just a correction, or if it is the start of a larger drawdown.In times like these, the legends can offer some guidance. We are referring to the people that transformed the way we play the investing game, namely David Shaw.A former Columbia University computer-science professor, Shaw founded the D. E. Shaw group at a small bookstore in New York City in 1988. Starting out with six employees and $28 million in capital, he pioneered a new investing approach,

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