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Two students inspecting 3-D object they made from printers (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

These students can manufacture in their dorms

Students are using 3-D printers in "makerspaces," where they turn innovative ideas into reality. At one U.S. university, the space is in a dormitory.
Map showing several small towns in Georgia (© Shutterstock)

Austrian auto parts firm finds home in Georgia

Austrian auto parts firm Voestalpine followed customers in building a plant in Cartersville, Georgia, a small city helped by foreign direct investment.
Steve Wozniak clapping (© AP Images)

Computer career classes bear Apple co-founder’s imprint

Apple co-founder and computer designer Steve Wozniak has lent his name to Woz U, an online class provider aimed at saving money for future tech workers.
Drawings of books, a diploma and a graduation cap (Shutterstock/State Dept./S. Gemeny Wilkinson)

Community colleges are springboards, even for big shots

America's unique community colleges have propelled Americans to fame and fortune in many fields, from Hollywood to space to the frontiers of science.
Illustration of an older electrician showing a younger one how to splice a cable (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Coveted apprenticeships solve skill shortages

President Trump is pushing to double the number of apprenticeships in the U.S., to give workers the skills employers seek and lead to rewarding careers.
Ivanka Trump speaking at lectern (© AP Images)

From Japan to India, Ivanka Trump a voice for empowering women

Ivanka Trump, President Trump's daughter and White House adviser, says changes in workplace culture are vital to women's empowerment and to economic growth.
Farmer leaning over full-grown cotton plants (© Design Pics Inc/Alamy)

Cotton woos Chinese textile giant to Arkansas

The arrival of a Chinese textile plant in Forrest City, Arkansas, will help local cotton farmers while showcasing sturdy U.S.-China economic ties.
Man welding (Leoncio M. Rodaje for USAID)

Welding is this Filipino’s answer to recurring violence

A U.S.-backed program offers job training for young people in the Philippines who live in areas with high rates of poverty and violence.
Four people watching two people in hazmat suits at a door (© AP Images)

Tillerson: ‘Disease detectives’ stop outbreaks

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson credits "disease detectives" for tracking and preventing the spread of infectious diseases around the world.