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The Chronicle of Higher Ed

February 15, 2024

Why It’s So Hard to Get People Back in College Once They’ve Quit

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The Hechinger Report

October 17, 2023

OPINION: Here’s why a costly college education should not be the only path to career success

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Fortune

August 10, 2023

Merit America alum shares how he went from bartending to tripling his salary as an IT systems administrator

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Fortune

August 8, 2023

These workers stuck in low-wage jobs saw their salaries nearly double in 3 months thanks to this nonprofit

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PR Newswire

August 1, 2023

Merit America Alumni Experience a $24,000 Wage Increase 3+ months Post-Program, According to University of Virginia Analysis

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CNBC

May 23, 2023

What these 4-day workweek CEOs look for in new hires: ‘We really need people who check their egos’

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Medium

May 18, 2023

Rebecca Taber Staehelin of Merit America: 5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve The US Educational System

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The Wall Street Journal

May 18, 2023

Job Prospects for Black Workers Have Never Been Better—In Ways That Might Last

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Bloomberg

April 27, 2023

Most Colleges Don’t Tell Students the True Cost of an Education

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In Business Magazine

April 4, 2023

Expanding Workforce Development

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AfroTech

March 25, 2023

Workforce Development Organization Merit America Helps Black Professionals Ease Into High-Wage Careers

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CNBC

March 20, 2023

11 companies adopting a 4-day workweek that are hiring right now

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USA Today

March 15, 2023

Is it possible to avoid student debt? These career, education tracks offer a different path

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HR.com

March 13, 2023

Upskilling And Diversifying Talent Pipelines

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Future U Podcast

February 28, 2023

Short, Affordable Alternatives to College

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Early Warning

February 22, 2023

Early Warning Partners with Merit America To Support Local Community

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ITPro Today

February 11, 2023

How Registered Apprenticeships Could Ease Tech Talent Shortage

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Work Shift

January 4, 2023

Layoffs and the long game for apprenticeships and tech training

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ITPro Today

December 16, 2022

Combat IT Talent Shortage with Upskilling and Reskilling

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Yahoo! News

December 8, 2022

Merit America Awarded $10M Grant From Ascendium Education Group

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AP News

September 21, 2022

Coalition of Nearly 50 Organizations Launches ‘Tear the Paper Ceiling’ Campaign to Raise Awareness Around the 70+ Million Workers in the U.S. Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs)

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CNBC

September 10, 2022

‘It’s not enough:’ Student loan forgiveness means less for the millions of borrowers who never finished college

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HBS Managing the Future of Work

August 3, 2022

Working poor to upwardly mobile: Merit America’s formula for change

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The Wall Street Journal

July 29, 2022

Companies Increase Efforts to Recruit Black Remote Workers to Diversify Their Workforce

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The Washington Post

July 8, 2022

More workers without degrees are landing jobs. Will it last?

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Fast Company

June 23, 2022

What the future of hybrid work will (and won’t) look like, according to 27 business leaders

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USA Today

June 23, 2022

Middle class, minus debt: Apprenticeships, certificates offer low-cost option to college

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Work Shift

APRIL 7, 2022

On-Ramps’ Recruiting Gets Tested as They Look to Grow

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The New York Times

APRIL 1, 2022

Endless Summer Fridays

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The New York Times

FEBRUARY 17, 2022

Google Creates $100 Million Fund for Skills Training Program

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SHRM

JANUARY 29, 2022

Pandemic Takes a Toll on Workers Without College Degrees

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Dallas Innovates

NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Capital One Awards $500K in Grant Funding to Dallas-Area Nonprofits

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WorkingNation

OCTOBER 18, 2021

Ravi Kumar on hiring for potential and the value of the earn-and-learn model

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The New York Times

AUGUST 18, 2021

Workers, in Demand, Have a New Demand of Their Own: A Career Path

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Black News

AUGUST 18, 2021

A Career Path

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Inside Higher Ed

AUGUST 5, 2021

Ep. 56: A New Pathway for Working Adults?

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy

JULY 21, 2021

$60 Million in New Grants Help Nonprofits Innovate Quickly to Close Financial Equity Gaps

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Yahoo! Finance

JUNE 29, 2021

OneTen Launches Technology Platform to Create and Enable One Million Career Opportunities for Black Talent Over the Next 10 Years

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TechRepublic

MAY 11, 2021

Google relaunching career certificates, job board and scholarship program

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Inside Higher Ed

August 4, 2020

Personal Stories From the Pandemic

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Google

JULY 13, 2020

A digital jobs program to help America’s economic recovery

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The Wall Street Journal

JUNE 30, 2020

How to Make a Career Pandemic-Proof

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Training Industry

JUNE 23, 2020

Case Study: Amazon Career Choice Makes Learning Accessible

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The New York Times

JUNE 7, 2020

Gaining Skills Virtually to Close the Inequality Gap

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CNBC

MAY 28, 2020

Laid off during the pandemic? Honing these skills can boost your job prospects

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Forbes

JUNE 26, 2019

What Happens After America Graduates From High School?

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