Month: January 2017

PrepareRI plan gets boost from $2 million grant to help with student skills gap

Rhode Island has received a $2 million grant from JP Morgan Chase to expand career and technical courses to all Rhode Island high schools, provide more real-world internships and deepen partnerships between public schools, colleges and businesses. Rhode Island was one of ten states…

Improving education with more than money key to Utah success

In today’s dynamic marketplace, businesses no longer have the luxury of simply hoping the education system sufficiently prepares the needed workers. Additionally, schools can no longer prepare students for an ambiguously defined career. The two have to work together as true partners. Click here…

CTE program gets a boost by embedding programs in local businesses

The Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services in New York has stepped up its partnerships with local businesses by offering students embedded career and technical education programs at those businesses. Click here to read the remaining portion of the EducationDive and to…

Addressing Iowa’s skills gap: a new state website

Officials say a new state government website is designed to help high schoolers and adults “map out” how to land a job. The “Future Ready Iowa” website features a career aptitude test, links to the courses required, resume help and links to job openings. Click here…

Adaptive Learning Methods Could Close the Trained Worker Skills Gap

To close skills gaps and maximize workforce potential, so called low-skilled workers need training love too.  A rebound in output from the U.S. manufacturing sector to levels not seen since the recession is good news for well-trained workers who find themselves in high demand….

Tackle the skills gap, don’t just recognize it

The thing about skills shortages is that everyone is aware that they exist but are at a loss about rectifying the situation. Click here to read Jason Ford’s complete article from The Engineer. 

How an economic developer is bringing factory jobs back to Mississippi

Joe Max Higgins is credited with generating about 6,000 manufacturing jobs in Mississippi’s Golden Triangle, one of the poorest areas in the country. How’s he doing it? Click here to read or gain video access to Joe Max Higgins’ accomplishment with correspondent Bill Whitaker…