03 29 2015
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40 Years of Service

Their plan: boost the trades by boosting the most underrepresented communities within them.
For women and people of color looking for a career that pays family wages, the time has never been better to step up to the plate. As Portland's construction contractors are poised to build a handful of huge projects over the next five years, one nonprofit group is reaching out to bring more women and people of color into the construction trades: Construction Apprenticeship and Workforce Solutions, Inc.

In today's difficult economy, being prepared for the workforce is more important than ever. That's why The Skanner's 2008 Careers issue focuses on everyday technology – all the ways individuals can be computer literate and ready to bolster their job skills with simple tools that can make anyone's work easier. You don't have to be a computer programmer to create an online business....

Carnegie Mellon University researchers hope Web surfers will spend their free time playing Internet-based games to help other people's and businesses' computers get smarter.
On Wednesday, the researchers launched a site with five games designed to help computers with tasks they can't automatically do.
"There are a lot of things that computers cannot do, but we'd somehow like to get them done," said Luis von Ahn, an assistant professor of computer science. "So what we're doing is getting humans to do it for us."

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