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 will join with the Indiana chapter of SkillsUSA at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, IN and on April 24, BAG will join with the Wisconsin chapter of SkillsUSA at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.

BAG helps industries & businesses develop long-term skills gap solutions and a future employee pipeline for entry level positions. The workforce development program created by Bridging America’s Gap, partners with industry leaders & stakeholders to address the skills gap challenge with proven solutions.

Partnering with industry leaders, BAG helps develop, implement and champion a workforce vision for the industry that aligns all the key stakeholders. In working with stakeholders such as associations, business leaders, unions, industry media and educators, BAG coordinates and directs efforts that create Career Skills Events designed specifically for each industry. BAG provides unique solutions, tailored to each industry. During Career Skills Events, interested individuals learn first-hand about potential career opportunities in numerous skills industries and better understand how and why a career path within these industries would be a good career fit for them.

Click here to read the entire article published by Bridging America’s Gap on the Cision PR Newswire website.

About Timmothy Boettcher

Business Career Originally recruited in 1998 as a software engineer to design and develop cutting edge technology for new products, Mr. Boettcher assumed leadership for Research and Development and then Engineering before being named President of Realityworks in 2005. Responsible for total operations, he has driven significant understanding of market opportunities, gatekeepers, and funding in education, healthcare, and public service markets; bolstered production and supply chain efficiencies; acquired and launched new age technology; rebuilt leadership competencies; led growth into the Company’s over 65% US school system and over 90 country presence; and led the implementation of the Company’s ESOP to build on the societal mission of the Company and further the family oriented culture to reward employees for their success in achieving the mission and efforts to drive growth. Focused on high market growth, he has led the Company’s turnaround and achieved double-digit top line growth simultaneously with dramatic profit and cash flow improvement. Mr. Boettcher brings more than twenty years of engineering, product development, and global operations experience in education, advanced technology, manufacturing, and distribution industries. Prior to joining Realityworks, he held positions at Cray Research, a leading manufacturer of the world’s fastest supercomputers and Wal-Mart Distribution, the world’s leader in distribution and logistics. Professional & Community Activities Mr. Boettcher is passionate about building effective connections between our countries workforce development system, economic development programs, and education infrastructure. A solid connection between these systems is needed to ensure our youth and workforce are prepared to be global competitive and ready to take on the challenges and needs faced by industry. In delivering on this passion Mr. Boettcher: - has presented workforce development strategies on the national level for Harvard’s Pathway’s to Prosperity, U.S. Department of Labor, and at many Career and Technical Education events. - established and currently chairs the Industry Workforce Needs Council (IWNC), a national level group of industry leaders that works directly with education to increase support for Career and Technical Education in the country in alignment with industry needs. - served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Career and Technical Education. - chaired the Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (Chair) to help establish and lead regional workforce development initiatives. - established and led the Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin (Chair) to help bring critical C-level talent to start-ups and small to mid-sized companies to help them grow. - served on the Board for the Eau Claire Economic Development Corporation (President). - and provides guidance to institutions like the International Business Programs Advisory Council of the University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire). Mr. Boettcher also holds seven U.S. and foreign patents.

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