4 learning trends to watch in 2018

As new learning models continued to evolve this year, like micro-learning and gamification, some trends are just on the rise. What should L&D and HR professionals be looking for in the coming year? We delve into a few of the newest trends in employee development and learning. Click here to read Riia O’Donnell’s complete article […]

Bipartisan Bill Would Give Small Businesses a Tax Credit for Employee Training

A bipartisan group of congressmen has filed legislation to encourage employers to invest more in training and educating their employees. The legislation would create a tax credit for 25 percent of the first $5,000, or up o $1,250, that an employer spends on qualified education and training expenses for an employee. Representatives Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.), […]

Closer Collaboration with Colleges Can Close the Skills Gap

If Gov. Jerry Brown approves a bill passed by the legislature in September, California will join Oregon and Tennessee on the list of states offering tuition-free community college programs. As businesses turn to community colleges to train talent, some analysts say it just might help close the skills gap many employers are facing. According to one estimate, […]

East Bay students get look at possible manufacturing careers

Some 250 high school students in the Contra Costa County Career Technical Education/Regional Occupational Program visited modern industrial businesses on Oct. 6, in observation of Manufacturing Day. Mt. Diablo Unified School District students are among those in the county who attend CTE/ROP engineering/industrial-related courses. Through a partnership with Earn and Learn East Bay and the Contra Costa Office […]

Group of educators assist in transition from school to workplace

Making the transition from school to the workplace isn’t easy. A group of educators are working to make that process a little easier. Career Technical Educators from across the state gathered at the New Bern Convention Center before taking a tour of a few places around town that work with CTE. Of of those stops […]

Willis Independent School District celebrates $39.4M CTE Center

Under a cool, clear blue sky, Willis ISD board members joined Superintendent Tim Harkrider in shoveling dirt Wednesday in celebration of the realization of a community vision. School officials laughed and spoke loudly over the construction sounds of steel beams being erected behind them for the long-awaited $39.4 million Career and Technology Education Center. The […]