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How can one succeed on a nontraditional career path? The Spark traveled to Dauphin County Technical School for answers.

The Spark traveled to the Dauphin County Technical School, and hosts Scott LaMar and Aniya Faulcon, spoke with employers, educators, administrators and students about in demand careers; with an emphasis on some young people pursuing careers that many would not picture them seeking.

By Aniya Faulcon

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A group of bilingual trade schools in central Pennsylvania gets $5 million 

The state budget for 2022-2023 that was enacted in July included $5 million for bilingual trade schools in Lancaster, York, Lebanon and Reading.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

CASA is expanding its services with a new education and employment center in York

CASA is opening a second center in northwest York, focused on education and workforce development. It plans to expand some of its existing programs and launch new ones.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Young workers left Pennsylvania’s labor force at the highest rates after the pandemic began

Workforce participation has fallen across the board in Pennsylvania since the onset of the pandemic, but a new analysis shows the decline has been greatest among workers under age 35.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Two Central Pa. nursing homes must pay workers back wages

Spring Creek Rehab and Nursing Center in Harrisburg and Laurel Lakes Rehab and Wellness Center in Chambersburg owe a total of $513,368 in back wages and damages to 231 employees. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Quality maternal health care for all women is a growing concern, doulas help to make a positive difference

Rae Johnson-Bundy, CEO of DoulaRightThing and certified doula, Madhumitha Rajakittu – Pudupatti, certified doula and CEO of Guiding Hand Doula, and Dr. Sharee Livingston, Obstetrics and GynecologyChair at UPMC Lititz and co-founder of Diversifying Doulas Initiative, joins us to talk about maternal health care and how doulas are a vital part in making it better.

By Aniya Faulcon