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American Graduate is a collaboration between WHRO and area businesses, educational institutions, and community service organizations to help students, parents, educators and counselors help young people and adults and veterans re-entering the workforce to find pathways to career success in high-demand jobs that do not require four-year degrees.

Through multimedia content and promotion, WHRO showcases the work being done to help students, parents, educators, and businesses become aware of and connect with training, apprenticeships, resources and job searches to jumpstart a career.

This multi-year, collaborative community initiative promotes the advantages and opportunities provided by skilled careers. Additionally, American Graduate helpt so highlight pathways to great careers to support a pipeline of qualified candidates ready for 21st century jobs in Hampton Roads.

This initiative is made possible through the American Graduate: Getting to Work grant through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

HearSay with Cathy Lewis
The HearSay series will discuss the state of the local workforce, future job market and career paths with economic leaders, leaders in education, and business Leaders.
March 28, 2018 Denbigh Aviation Academy
June 14, 2018 A Life on the Water
December 19, 2018 How Many Industries Does It Take to Build a House?
September 26, 2018, Women in Skilled Careers
March 20, 2019 Success Stories
June 26, 2019 City of Hampton Director of Development ACT Certified City.
September 24, 2019, The Generation Gap
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Educationally Speaking
Is a series that explores exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today’s youth and local soluctions through interviews wtih educators, business leaders, and trade/vocational leaders on future job needs. 
Career Pathways Interstitials
WHRO's digital interstitials promote high-demand local careers and the pathways to these jobs by highlighting local individuals' stories. Learn about the education and training to support these rewarding careers as well as get a glimpse into the person's life.  
For more information, or to be a part of the initiative, contact: 
Nancy Rogan I Director of Community Engagement I nancy.rogan@whro.org I 757-889-9415

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