Month: June 2017

What is Oklahoma doing to fill the skills gap?

Oklahoma has more than 60,000 unfilled jobs, and about 18,000 are occupations deemed critical to growing Oklahoma’s economy. Natalie Shirley, secretary of education and workforce development, said those occupations include nurses, engineers, teachers, computer programmers, chemists, accountants and truck drivers. “We have a huge…

What They’re Saying: Strengthening CTE Is a Win for Students and Communities

From technological advances to the expansion of the economy, today’s job market is significantly different from the one even just a few years ago. To help America’s students and workers gain the skills and knowledge they need to fill these in-demand, high-skilled jobs, Reps….

US tech titans urge Trump to tackle skills gap

President also hears how AI could help modernise government IT America’s tech leaders spoke to President Donald Trump of the need to upskill US citizens to meet a growing demand for digital skills yesterday. Meeting with his America Technology Roundtable yesterday, Trump sat next…

Wyoming Dept. of Education unveils new plan for CTE support

Wyoming teachers soon will have more support in offering career and technical education (CTE) to students. The Wyoming Department of Education currently is implementing Wyoming Service Implementation Matrix Process and Log (WyoSIMPL), a new system to provide support and resources to career and technical…

Fighting the Workforce Skills Gap

The labor skills gap has become a contentious issue with no clear solution. But better understanding what exactly is happening is critical to eventually solving it. Economists and policymakers have been in a fierce debate over how best to address the skills gap problem….

Manufacturing A Future For The Next Generation Workforce

Today, the U.S. manufacturing industry faces many challenges, yet perhaps the most significant is the current — and growing — skills gap with six out of ten production positions going unfilled due to a talent shortage. Closing the gap is a priority, but it’s…

Explore new workforce tools for closing the soft skills gap in California

The New World of Work creates soft skills curriculum and digital badging Through partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, the New World of Work (NWoW) has developed digital badges for soft skills. A recent report published by Mozilla explained how evidence-based digital…