Business Get Creative to Address the Skills Gap

The skills gap is a significant hurdle to growth for most businesses in the United States. And while this gap is well documented in sectors like manufacturing, which had 353,000 open jobs per month on average in 2016 (through August), it is not as well known that small employers face a similar shortage of well-qualified workers.

Click here to read John Arensmeyer’s article from the Huffington Post.

Timmothy Boettcher

Casey & Garrard county schools in Kentucky finalists for $11 million in Work Ready grants

Kentucky has $100 million available to fund workforce development projects. Up to $65 million will be given away this year by the Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee. The other $35 million is being set aside for a second round of grants in 2017. Casey and Garrard counties’ proposals total $11 million.

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Timmothy Boettcher

I love this statement by the superintendent about her CTE program. Strong leaders like this are making our schools a strong and vital asset to our communities. We need to support this kind of leadership.

“We are preparing our scholars for the world of work and doing so means they have the practical experience with tools and content that will allow them to transition to the trades, apprenticeships, or two or four year colleges,” said Dr. Tammy Campbell, superintendent of Federal Way Public Schools.

Federal Way Public Schools prepares scholars for success in engineering, manufacturing and industrial technology | Federal Way Mirror

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