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Many good jobs don’t require a college degree. Many employers are looking for workers with a solid ethic. How to connect them? Year Up Baltimore does it with half a year of community-college classes for hard and soft skills plus a half-year internship at a business.

We meet Roland Selby, Year Up Baltimore’s executive director, and Fatma Abker, a Year Up graduate now employed in construction management. Plus, Tina Ferrandi of Laureate International Universities, describes her experience hiring Year Up students.

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