Career Technical Education: A future with promise

Career & Technical Education in Idaho is not your grandfather’s shop class. It is high-skill, in-demand training that leads to high wages and satisfying careers that run the gamut from nursing and health care, business and accounting, hospitality, computer networking, robotics and high tech, agriculture and food processing, and to a wide range of skilled […]

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 […]

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 […]