Finding Success At Technical Colleges; Eating Well & Exercise In The New Year; New Year, New Laws
On The 21st: Despite demand in the labor market for the skills that trade schools provide, many parents and teachers still push for four-year college. Wes Aymer in Springfield wants to change the perception around trade school. Plus we discuss ways to exercise and eat smarter in the new year. But first, with the new year comes new laws. This year, more than 250 new laws took effect here in Illinois. Which do you need to know about?
Even though the demand for skilled workers is growing and expanding to new fields, many high school teachers, guidance counselors and parents continue to push a college path over trade school.
Although college graduates do earn more than their peers without a degree, trade school is a good option for many. And, with increased federal and state funding and support from lawmakers, trade school teachers and students are working on changing the thought process around what they do.
For more on trade schools, we were joined on the line by Eugene Phillips. He’s an 18-year-old senior at Capital Area Career Center in Springfield.
We also spoke with Wesley Aymer, principal of CACC, and Illinois Newsroom reporter Mary Hansen. Illinois Newsroom is a statewide reporting collaboration between Illinois public radio stations.
“Even back at my home school – they think that we’re not very bright because we go to (CACC)... But we’re learning what’s going to help us – you’re learning what’s going to help you.”— The 21st (@21stShow) January 7, 2019
Read more of @maryfhansen's reporting for @ILNewsroom here: https://t.co/myS7lTbd20
This may be the week that many people are working hard at new year’s resolutions, perhaps trying to eat better and exercise more--something easier said than done. We spoke with Steven Petruzzello is the Associate Head for Graduate Studies in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Cindy Yergler, a registered dietician at the SIU School of Medicine.
What are the best things we can be doing for our bodies?— The 21st (@21stShow) January 7, 2019
"I think you could talk to about ten different professionals and get ten different answers," says Cindy Yergler from @siusom.
But, she does recommend @usnews' diet recommendations: https://t.co/7ZMbzAhSUd
At the stroke of midnight on January 1st, more than 250 new laws took effect here in Illinois. Everything from new gun legislation to the legalization of hemp to new public safety measures are included. What changes should you have on your radar?
We learned more from Mark Maxwell, Capitol Bureau Chief for WCIA3, and Sam Dunklau a reporter for NPR Illinois in Springfield.
Former House Deputy Majority Leader @StateRepLouLang retires from his seat in the House to join one of the most influential lobbying firms in Springfield. Lang, along with retiring Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, was one of Speaker Madigan's fiercest, most loyal defenders.— Mark Maxwell (@WCIA3Mark) January 7, 2019