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 […]

Home Depot takes a shot at tackling the construction labor shortage

A forklift, some saw stations, and an unfinished wood frame house fill the classroom at the Home Builders Institute building on Fort Stewart military base in Georgia. Inside, 15 men and women in hard hats and steel toe boots maneuvered the bare-bones structure of a wall switch. “We’re wiring up a receptacle that is constant hot […]

SkillsUSA competition focuses on career and technical education

Standout Wisconsin students in the trades, from welding to 3D printing, are hoping to secure a spot in a national competition to spotlight their skills. The SkillsUSA Wisconsin state conference began Tuesday at the Alliant Energy Center. Over 1,700 students from across the state are competing at the conference for a chance to represent Wisconsin […]

We need more skilled workers. Here’s how we can train them.

From health care workers to electrical linemen, North Carolina has a widespread lack of technical and skilled workers. Closing the skills gaps is as important to workers and the state as it is industry. The average liberal arts graduate from a four-year institution earns $41,800 a year. The average graduate of Caldwell Community College and […]

Adult Education Is Crucial to Addressing Workers’ Skills Gap

The world’s rich countries face a looming challenge in education: Too many of their citizens lack the skills and credentials needed for the jobs of the future. To keep people productively engaged in work in the coming decades, and to ensure that economies maintain robust growth, governments, educators and employers will need to make lasting investments in […]

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 […]