Summit Plots Workforce Strategies

Business leaders and educators from the Twin Counties and beyond converged on the campus of Edgecombe Community College on Thursday to discuss how the two groups can work together for the betterment of the community. John Chaffee, president and CEO of the NCEast Alliance, the lead economic development organization serving Eastern North Carolina, was the […]

The Missing Piece to the Skills Gap Puzzle

SkilledUp takes an in-depth look at how today’s skills gap impacts millennials. Specifically in finding jobs in their field of study and also how this gap affects employers finding qualified candidates for open positions. Monique Sterling partnered with one of SkilledUp’s writers, Anna Cherry, to create this infographic. Click here to learn more about Monique […]

How former student-athletes are equipped to fill the No. 1 workforce skills gap

In a 2018 study, LinkedIn researchers found the No. 1 skills gap across the United States workforce is in communication — soft skills such as collaboration, articulation and receptiveness to feedback.  Knowing these abilities are lacking in the workforce and desired by employers in all professions should give former student-athletes the confidence felt after a big win […]

10 High-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs 2018

There is a talent shortage in America’s blue-collar sectors, and it’s projected only to grow. In manufacturing alone, 57% of the 3.5 million jobs that analysts predict will exist by 2025 are expected to go unfilled. While the aging baby boomer population, growing economy and widening skills gap have each played a part, nearly all industry executives […]

Students Think They’re Ready For The Corporate World; Employers Disagree

Four years and about $25,550 in debt later, you’d think fresh graduates would be ready to join the corporate world. Students certainly think they are, but the companies hiring them disagree. Many graduates don’t realize how ill-prepared they are for the corporate world, according to a survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The […]

SkillsUSA brings thousands of people, dollars to Louisville

Some of the smartest and talented students from around the country are in Louisville for the SkillsUSA Conference. Each time these visitors come to WAVE Country, they leave a huge economic imprint on the city. It’s the 54th year for the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference which is returning to the Kentucky Expo Center June 24 to 29.  […]

Students get a jump start on careers this summer

Webster Parish Schools, along with the Louisiana Department of Education, has expanded its Jump Start program by participating in the Jump Start Summers initiative. “This initiative allows Webster Parish high school students the opportunity to earn academic credit toward a Jump Start Career Diploma, engage in workplace-based learning through job shadowing and/or internship opportunities, attain […]