A California junior-high school this year launched a "Medical Detectives" class to introduce students to forensic science. The popular class allows students to participate in exercises, such as dissections and collection of DNA to simulate the work done by doctors and investigators

Chico >> They could become doctors, medical examiners or even crime scene analysts.A new elective at Bidwell Junior High School this year is focusing on learning methods to unravel medical mysteries. That class, called “Medical Det

The First-Ever White House Demo Day #Entrepreneur #STEM #Innovation #Business

Today, August President Obama will host the first-ever White House Demo Day focused on inclusive entrepreneurship.

7 – Reasons Skilled Trades Jobs Are the Best

Welders, electricians, millwrights and mechanics have some of the most rewarding and needed jobs in Canada, but a new study show why the shortage exists.

Mike Holmes: A life fulfilled in the skilled trades!

Skilled tradespeople are the unsung heroes of our time — and the above-national-average pay is pretty great, too

George Lucas - 71 .....much better with age.

Why Teachers Matter

Education: The Single Most Important Job George Lucas is a filmmaker and founder of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, publisher of Edutopia. He shares his thoughts on the benefits of education today in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day.

Are skilled trades the better choice for Canadians?

Are skilled trades the better choice for Canadians

Are you thinking about going to University? Maybe you should think about trading up and getting involved in the trades.

Employers seek skilled trade workers - good article!

IN THIS STORY: Michigan State University, Northern Illinois University, Queensborough Community College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wired article about ScratchJr "Finally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation"

Finally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation

BBC to launch coding and creativity campaign in 2015 (Wired UK)

Article: Skilled Trades Jobs Are "Knowledge" Jobs. "If we can’t call skilled trades jobs 'knowledge' jobs we’re doing it wrong. Becoming a journeyman takes, in some trades like electricians, 8,000 hours of on the job work... Tack on three years of classes, tests and certifications and you’re talking more than 15,000 hours of training and learning.... Is a university degree as valuable as a journeyman's 15,000 hours of training? Read more...

Skilled Trades Jobs Are "Knowledge" Jobs - Tom Turpin -

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