The Only Manufacturing Skills Shortage That Matters

Research shows that over a million manufacturing jobs sit unfilled right now. That number is expected to increase to over 3 million by the end of this decade. A skills shortage is to blame, say most. “We need CNC operators, robot operators, and mechatronics skills” say all too many manufacturing companies. This is not just […]

5 Reasons Why Managers Need to Think Hard About the Skills Gap

Technology is changing everything faster than any of us could have imagined. Our jobs are just the tip of the iceberg. How are we, the workers, supposed to stay on top of things?  How should managers think about keeping their employees skilled at what matters when “what matters” is constantly changing? At Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, […]

Employers and Job Training Paper

Not a conventional research paper, but a current paper written by Tamar Jacoby aiming to provide a close, granular look at one state, New Jersey, that offers a telling test case of the best new national thinking about workforce education.   OA Employers and job training paper

What is the Arkansas Tech Career Center?

While students gear up for another year of school, there are things they have to think about such as what electives and courses they need and want to take. One option for area students is to take one of several programs offered through the Arkansas Tech Career Center (ATCC) and earn concurrent credit. The ATCC, […]

Ralston Public Schools Continues to Focus on Career Choices for Students

Ralston Public Schools is helping its students get an early start in their career choices. RPS recently earned a grant from the Nebraska Department of Education called reVision, which will be used to update and grow Career and Technical Education offerings through the district. Through this multi-year reflection, engagement and growth, RPS has added CTE […]

Effort underway to boost tech education participation

Recognizing the need for more technical education, state business and education organizations have developed strategies to increase student interest and participation. The Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Educate Maine on June 21 presented a joint plan at the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center. The plan includes 11 action steps to involve more Maine students in technical programs. Todd Fields, the director of […]

Three Ways Job Seekers Can Take Advantage of the Global Skills Gap

Employers around the world bemoan the dreading skills gap, lamenting that they can’t find workers with the appropriate training to fill sorely needed roles. Meanwhile, millions of would-be workers are unemployed or underemployed. So where is the disconnect? And more importantly, how can it be fixed?  It’s a complex, seemingly intractable issue – but Mona Mourshed, Senior Partner […]