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Real News With Rick Dancer: What’s Ahead? Local Teachers Up Close and Personal with High Tech

CONNECTING STUDENTS TO GREAT PAYING JOBS

This week on “Get Real With Rick Dancer” we’re going to introduce you to a new program that could help bridge the gap for local students living in poverty.

It’s hard to believe but statistics show 53% of students in Lane County live in poverty. Breaking the cycle is not easy but members of the Technology Association of Oregon may be onto something big.

MEET THE COMPANIES OF TAO

This week we’re going to introduce you to three different high Tech businesses in the area and explain how a new program could be game changer when it comes to connecting these students with a local career that pays on average $74,000 a year.

THE GAP

Right now local teachers need more training in computer science to prepare students for these high tech jobs. So the Technology Association of Oregon is going to offer paid internships this summer to teachers.

“By giving high school teachers the hours they need with industry leaders they will become 'CTE Endorsed' to teach Computer Science, these teachers can then create new courses at local high schools in the Fall of 2017.”

High Tech is a huge industry in Lane County and with a growing fiber network and other changes currently underway the industry is going to be huge for the future.

We (Rick Dancer Media Services) recently joined the growing number of companies involved in TAO because we see these jobs and the lifestyle the industry supports and promotes as something we can get behind.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we will feature three different businesses on “Get Real With Rick Dancer” (Facebook) and tell you about this exciting program that is just beginning in our region.

THAT’S NOT ALL (FITNESS FRIDAY)

On Friday we’ll have a new set of “Fitness Friday Workouts” to get you off your butt and moving. And we’ll keep you posted about any other happenings we see coming our way.

REAL NEWS WITH RICK DANCER CHANGING: JOIN US

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COMING THIS MONTH ON RICK DANCER TV/Get Real With Rick Dancer Face Book

On Rick Dancer TV this Sunday and up close and personal journal of my Prostate Cancer Journey.

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And Suicide: It’s a huge issue and we’re talking with local families about the holes in services and what you can do to best protect your children.

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