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Where's Connie?

May 21, 2018 to May 23, 2018 - Attending the National Rural Assembly http://ruralassembly.org This year’s theme is “Building Civic Courage”.  Connecting with rural leaders from across the country facing amazing challenges and making a differences for communities. I have the honor of being on stage for the “Standing on Their Shoulders panel” otherwise known as the “Elders Panel” Yes, I’m known as an “old soul” when it comes to rural activism.

May 18, 2018 - Oh my, the Humboldt Workforce Development Board held an amazing presentation from Vinz Koller of Social Policy Research Associate on the Swiss model of apprenticeships, The apprenticeship program starts in the high schools! Later, we discussed how we could build a meaningful apprenticeship program in Humboldt County. One of the key takeaways for me from his talk was the difference between apprenticeships and internships. Internships are about companies giving their time to train students and apprenticeships are about letting students give value to a company while learning. Lots of food for thought!