Barren County High School students tour new CTE facility

“This is a dream come true for many, many people, for many, many reasons,” Barren County Schools Superintendent Bo Matthews said as he was surrounded by students at the entrance of the school’s new Career Technical Education facility. Although the CTE building is still under construction, Barren County High School students were able to tour […]

Bridging sales-talent gap requires change in mindset

The Canadian ecosystem has grown incredibly over the past five to 10 years, especially in the tech sector, where we’re increasingly seeing game-changing innovations and international interest from investors.  In fact, 2017 was a record year for investment in Canadian tech, with a total amount of funding reaching $2.7-billion and the average deal size spiking by 31 […]

Business confidence in economy soars while concerns over skills gap grow

U.S. business leaders are increasingly confident in the global economy but fear the toll a widening skills gap could have on their firms, according to a survey released Wednesday. Executives polled in JPMorgan Chase’s annual business outlook survey conducted Jan. 2-19 expressed growing faith in strong 2018 economic growth, but voiced concerns about the long-term prospects of […]

Bridging America’s Gap Launches a Proven Skills Gap Solution

Bridging America’s Gap (BAG) is pleased to announce the expansion of their unique and successful workforce development program. This will extend the program into additional industries beyond their original skills gap program tailored to the crane, rigging & specialized transportation industry. The first (2) two Career Skills Events for 2018 have been set. April 13, BAG […]

Infrastructure won’t be great again without an education shift

Americans are ready to rebuild our infrastructure. And a major part of making that happen is a commitment to expanding and strengthening America’s efforts to rebuild the construction workforce, which is suffering from a massive shortage. It’s one of the principles of President Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal unveiled this week. Coupled with February being […]

Eau Claire company curbs teen pregnancy rates world wide

Real Care Babies, made by Realityworks right here in Eau Claire, were recently featured in National Geographic. The article, ‘Can Robotic Babies Help Prevent Teenage Pregnancies,’ looks at how the teaching tots are used in Colombia, where one in five mothers is between 15 and 19-years-old. Ultimately, researchers said for the more than 1,400 student participants in one region […]