Virtual solution to skills gap

A Canadian startup has launched a virtual accelerator to help bridge the skills gap. AudaciousYou’s 14-week Future Skills Accelerator will see participants learn from coaches and peers via video conferencing calls, with a guaranteed interview offered on completion with one of the employers partnered with the initiative. Ryan Brain, Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Toronto region, an employer […]

Montana’s dual enrollment classes growing fast

Montana was slow to offer teenagers the chance to take “dual enrollment” classes that give credit toward both high school graduation and state college degrees, but now it’s catching up fast. Since 2012, dual enrollment has grown from 1,000 high school students statewide to nearly 6,000 this school year, according to last week’s report to […]

Colleges look to address specter of student debt

A Georgetown University study reports that by 2020, 65 percent of job vacancies will require some postsecondary education and training. A total of 13 million, the report says will require a baccalaureate degree, while 7 million will require an associate’s degree and 6 million will require a graduate degree. However, the study also notes, “Without […]

United Technologies Outlines Robust Workforce Development Program

By 2025, American manufacturers will have more than 3.5 million high-skilled open jobs—but will struggle to fill more than half of them. Fortunately, NAM members like United Technologies are taking the lead and stepping up to help build the workforce of the future through big investments in new workforce development and training programs that will […]

Missouri Chamber report highlights statewide skills gap & outlines solutions

A new report by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce identifies challenges in the Missouri workforce. The report, WorkForce2030, launched Monday as a way to address some of those issues and make Missouri more economically competitive. Some of those challenges listed were stagnant workforce growth, a widening skills gap and job preparedness. WorkForce2030 lists a detailed action plan for […]

The 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey

Following a troubling year, where geopolitical and social concerns gave rise to a new wave of business activism, millennials and Gen Z are sounding the alarm, according to Deloitte’s seventh annual Millennial Survey. Millennials’ opinions about business’ motivations and ethics, which had trended up the past two years, retreated dramatically this year, as did their […]

Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce

Skilled technical occupations—defined as occupations that require a high level of knowledge in a technical domain but do not require a bachelor’s degree for entry—are a key component of the U.S. economy. In response to globalization and advances in science and technology, American firms are demanding workers with greater proficiency in literacy and numeracy, as […]