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Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
How can BOCES career technical education programs help students explore in-demand career fields while still in high school?
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
Welding is a good career track that you can train for while still in high school and leads to a variety of career options.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
Machining crosses many career sectors.  You can train in and explore this field while you are still in high school.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
You can train for an HVAC career while still in high school.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
You can train to become an electrician while you are still in high school.
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
Automotive technician training can begin in high school through a career technical education.
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:10pm
Warehouse manager is one of the many jobs in food production industry.
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:10pm
An apprenticeship in precision optics manufacturing can lead to higher education paid for by your employer.
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:10pm
Having a good job can start with entry level work and on the job training to work your way up.
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:10pm
Finding a career you love that let's you learn new skills on the job as a maker was what drew Genny Kingsley to optician training.
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:10pm
Starting in a career technical education program in high school, such as a culinary program, helped Jennifer McClure to follow her interests into internships and higher education leading to her role as a new product developer in the food industry.
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:10pm
From BOCES electrician program to an associate in maintenance, Mike Myers was hired as a mechanic at O-AT-KA and promoted on the job.
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:10pm
From BOCES electrician training directly into the workforce, Rodney Hay was hired as an automation electrician. Now he is part of Love Beets USA 4 year apprenticeship program which combines classwork with experience on the job to lead to a certification. 
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 3:10pm
You can train for an nursing career while still in high school.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join moderator Kara Miller, host of public radio's Innovation Hub, for a panel discussion and highlights from the PBS series Future of Work, followed by a live Q&A.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 12:00pm
Join a live conversation about race and work with Plinio Ayala, President and CEO of Per Scholas, and Maurice Jones, President and CEO of OneTen as part of the discussion around the Future of Work. 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 10:00pm
 Since early 2020, the world has been rocked by triple crises: the global pandemic, the ensuing economic disruptions, and the acknowledgement of long-existing racial inequities. With U.S. unemployment sky-high, a majority of Americans are concerned about the future. The usual ladders to security - education, hard work, life-long employment - appear to have broken down.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
Join a virtual conversation about how technology is both welcomed and feared in the workforce of the future. Co-hosted by PBS & The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 12:00pm
Join a live conversation about how young workers can lead in building a more equitable workplace of the future. Co-hosted by PBS & America's Promise YES Project, this is part of the discussion around the Future of Work. 
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 3:10pm
The multi-platform "Future of Work" initiative kicks off with the launch of a six-part digital series. The digital series will examine how the pandemic has impacted long-term employment trends for entry-level and early career workers. Through intimate portraits of Americans making their way through an ever-changing landscape, each episode focuses on one of the key themes from Future of Work — the gig economy, the rise of the precariat, the digital nomad, working to live, the community worker, and new opportunities — and through generations in a family, illustrating its past and present.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:00pm
Join a live conversation about the role of employers in creating supportive and psychologically safe workplaces. Co-hosted by PBS & Mental Health America, this is part of the discussion around the Future of Work. 
Friday, October 15, 2021 - 6:00pm
Wild Kratts Movie Marathon is coming to PBS KIDS Family Movie Night THIS weekend!
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 12:00pm
Join a live conversation about longevity in workplaces and the factors allowing workers to learn and earn longer than ever before. Co-hosted by PBS Future of Work, the AARP, and Working Nation and part of the WXXI American Graduate offerings
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 7:30pm
Your favorite Peanuts friends are coming to visit for Thanksgiving!
Monday, January 4, 2021 - 12:00pm
WXXI-WORLD channel will continue broadcasting a “Learn At Home” schedule to support of students in grades 6-12 each weekday from 12 - 5 p.m.
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 5:00pm
These family resources are to support and extend the digital games in the free PBS KIDS Play & Learn Science app.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 3:10pm
YouthBuild Rochester is a 9 month program run by the Urban League of Rochester that allows students to learn about construction through hands-on training and career exploration. Follow one student's journey.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 10:00pm
 Since early 2020, the world has been rocked by triple crises: the global pandemic, the ensuing economic disruptions, and the acknowledgement of long-existing racial inequities. With U.S. unemployment sky-high, a majority of Americans are concerned about the future. The usual ladders to security - education, hard work, life-long employment - appear to have broken down.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:00pm
Join us for a weekly series of virtual events to accompany the airing of the PBS Future of Work Series. Conversations include discussion of topics involving the future of work addressing quality career paths, addressing issues of race and equity, the impact of technology, lessons from young workers, continuing to work longer, women's roles in the workplace and supporting mental health. 

Ongoing

In addition to illuminating the ongoing drivers for disruptions to the world of work – AI, robotics, platform technology, globalization, labor practices -- the pandemic has been a driver of change. Unemployment flipped from lowest in 50 years to highest in a century.
WXXI Kids has created a series of monthly activity calendars full of PBS KIDS hands-on activities to support your child's learning.
ICYMI: Watch On-Demand WXXI Education on June 8, 2021 at 7 PM ET for the American Graduate: Path to the Future virtual launch event. This multi-year initiative, from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The WNET Group, strives to help students explore and prepare for high-demand careers, including the 30 million open middle skill jobs that require a one-year occupational certificate or two-year associate degree. Watch On-Demand. 
This school year will again look a little different so WXXI Education created a digital backpack and video to walk through some PBS KIDS and public media resources to help you and your students start the year strong!
Companies rethink the need to even have offices, or how to redesign places of work. The traditional work shift - 9-5, 5 days a week – is losing relevance. Many companies are adopting the remote work models, spawned by the pandemic, as their new normal. Does the nation need new policies of Guaranteed Basic Income, (UBI) or a drastic rethinking of the social safety nets?
PBS LearningMedia has a wide range of learning resources for students in grades 7-12th grade, focused on Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage and PBS's Asian American series including the full Asian Americans series
Sesame Street in Communities provides a variety of resource types for grownups to use with young children - one type is digital storybooks. 
Career Counselors, Educators, Parents, and Students: Check out these learning resources that are organized by careers and clusters!
WXXI Education has pulled together resources from Inventing Tomorrow and supplemental educational tools from PBS LearningMedia that focus on the following topics: environmental activism, environmental engineering, engineering design process, problem solving, citizen science, and more. 
WXXI Education created a list of public media resources that are available in multiple languages.
WXXI Kids has curated a list of nature-oriented activities.
WXXI Kids pulled together a list of FREE nature-exploring activities and resources that families and educators can use.
Watch On-Demand: PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism is a special co-viewing program for families with young children to watch and discuss together. 

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 10:00pm
 Since early 2020, the world has been rocked by triple crises: the global pandemic, the ensuing economic disruptions, and the acknowledgement of long-existing racial inequities. With U.S. unemployment sky-high, a majority of Americans are concerned about the future. The usual ladders to security - education, hard work, life-long employment - appear to have broken down.

 

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