Cracking the Code: IT-Ready opens the tech industry door

Rebooting a career is not unlike dealing with a locked-up computer. Sometimes a skilled technician is needed to step in and help find a solution. Creating IT Futures provides the “Help Desk” for career changers and entry-level workers looking to break into the burgeoning Information Technology (IT) sector. Through its IT-Ready program, participants learn foundational skills which […]

Designing a school for next-century learning

Sartell-St. Stephen Independent School District, located in central Minnesota, is one of many school districts across the country that recognized a need to dramatically evolve traditional classrooms to create a variety of specialized and flexible learning environments to meet the needs of next-century learners. Cuningham Group Architecture, in collaboration with engineering and architecture firm IIW-Minnesota, […]

Jobs require more than high school education

In the past, many jobs in the agriculture-dependent Yakima Valley have not required an education past high school, and access to further education for many students has been difficult. But that history is changing in the present — especially in the skills needed for jobs — and is likely to accelerate in the future. Students […]

EmployBridge Makes Significant Strides in Addressing American Skills Gap

Reaching an important milestone in helping close the skills gap in America’s workforce, EmployBridge today announced that its Better WorkLife Academy has enrolled more than 10,000 participants since launching in August 2017. In partnership with online learning and skills training leader Penn Foster, EmployBridge’s Better WorkLife Academy offers the company’s contingent employees a wide range of career-focused courses, all available […]

Industry hit by lack of CTE number of schools

In a day and age where most students are pressured to pursue a college degree regardless of their desire for higher education, it is important to educate students, along with the rest of the community, about other options, such as “skilled trade” paths. A few occupations may come to mind when one thinks “trade jobs,” […]

Minnesota Chamber creates Center for Workforce Solutions

The Minnesota Chamber has created the Center for Workforce Solutions to help solve critical workforce challenges and to sustain and grow Minnesota’s economy for the long term. Through collaboration and key partnerships, it offers research and programs. “Minnesota’s talented workforce is among our greatest assets and fuels our economy,” said Doug Loon, Minnesota Chamber president. […]