Victoria’s skills gap to get budget boost

Victorians will be able to study dozens of courses for free under the state government’s skills shortage cash splash. Almost 50 TAFE and pre-apprenticeship courses, from dental nursing to concreting, will be free from 2019 under a $172 million state budget package. Treasurer Tim Pallas said the state previously benefited from skilled migration as the […]

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 […]

Cisco Networking Academy Provides New Skills to Narrow the Talent Gap

Program focuses on growing students’ STEM talents, as well as helping their communities. The talent shortage in the IT industry isn’t disappearing anytime soon. Robert Half reports in its 2018 Salary Guide that as growing industries such as healthcare, finance and manufacturing increase their reliance on technology, the demand for qualified workers is escalating at a rapid rate. That’s […]

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 […]

Financial Literacy And Raising The Entrepreneurs Of Tomorrow

Across the US there is an  emerging trend of entrepreneurship . Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen growing numbers of  young entrepreneurs build successful businesses, many before the age of 18 . Organizations from all over have arisen to help these young entrepreneurs get their start, both for funding and helping them to develop the right mindset. Technology […]