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NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks With Social Entrepreneur Elizabeth Dettke

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Jan 19, 2018
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
Hat tip to NGPF's Melissa Belardi for letting us know about her "amazing friend, Elizabeth!" Where does the tale of amazing Elizabeth begin? Its starts with a stint in the Peace Corps in Rwanda, While there, she ventured out into the rural community of Zaza and befriended, Christine, who approached her with the idea of creating a social enterprise for stigmatized women. The dynamic duo worked tirelessly through the highs and lows (entrepreneurs know of what I speak) to make Christine’s...

What are the most popular NGPF Questions of the Day?

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Jan 19, 2018
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Question of the Day, Taxes, Budgeting, Credit Scores, Credit Cards, Career, Paying for College
Since we have been providing educators with a Daily Question of the Day, I thought it would be interesting to see what you found most compelling. Here are the top 10 Questions of the Day (as of early January): How Can My Students/Children (Under Age of 18) Check Their Credit Report? What fraction of U.S. millionaires are professional athletes? What is the average credit score for 18-24 year olds?  What college major provides graduates with the highest median career earnings? What do high...

What's Trending In Careers?

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Jan 18, 2018
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Career, Current Events, Article, Research
Here's the latest great reads from Beth on new developments with careers: Education and Careers There have been a few articles on a state basis (here is one from Delaware) that advocate bringing back true vocational training to high schools. The expectation that high school produces career-ready adults in a 21st-century economy is unrealistic and counterproductive…..How CTE must change:   We first have to recognize that the current vision is only working for half of our young...

Question of the Day: What is the average number of jobs held by a worker over the first 30 years of their career?

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Jan 18, 2018
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Career, Question of the Day, Research, Employment
Answer: 11.7 jobs Questions: What are the primary reasons that people would change jobs?  Have you ever left a job? Why?  Think about an adult that you know well, how many years have they worked and how many different jobs have they held? What do you think the trend will be with your generation: more jobs or fewer jobs in the first 30 years of their career? Assuming that this statistic stays relatively constant, what does it tell you about the skills required to have a successful...