careers

student asks engineer questions on Celebrity Silhouette.
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Some Miami-Dade high schools are trying a new way to get kids ready for life after graduation: getting them to see first-hand job opportunities that aren't usually presented at job fairs. 

That's how top students from 16 different Miami-Dade high schools got to board the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship on Friday and explore career opportunities in the cruising industry. 

“It’s huge!,”  said Booker T. Washington senior Kiona Collins when she first walked on deck .

After graduation, one of the things she’s considering is becoming a cruise ship dancer.

Miami Entrepreneurs Trained To Capitalize From Cannabis

Feb 4, 2014
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The Cannabis Career Institute (CCI) held a day-long seminar last weekend in Miami with the goal to train businesspeople on establishing legitimate, legal cannabis businesses.

According to the CCI's president Bob Calkin, entrepreneurs need to be ready if medical marijuana use is approved by voters in November.