Workplace Learning Is Central To Closing Skills Gap

Workplace learning that bridges the gap between employee skills and company needs is critical to every firm. Knowing what talents workers bring to the table currently and predicting which skills a company will need to succeed in the future is tricky. Experts say focus on reducing the impact of automation. How? Help workers develop soft […]

We Still Need Career And Technical Education – Even With 3.7% Unemployment

The American economy added 134,000 jobs in September, according to the US Department of Commerce.   The unemployment rate sits at 3.7% – the lowest since 1969.  On the other hand, earlier this week Verizon announced 44,000 layoffs to its global workforce, including a significant portion in the United States, and the outsourcing of 2,500-5,000 jobs to external contractors. […]

Career technology education sees rebirth

The idea that the only option high school students have for the future is attending a college for four years straight is beginning to become a thing of the past with more and more career technology education programs on the rise. Students at both of Nashua’s high schools, North and South, are given the opportunity […]

A different approach to hiring for the narrow the skills gap

WE ARE CURRENTLY FACING WHAT SOME ARE DESCRIBING AS A ‘PERVASIVE’ SKILLS SHORTAGE. WHEREAS PREVIOUSLY, EMPLOYERS HAD THEIR PICK OF A QUEUE OF APPLICANTS FOR ONE JOB, NOW THEY AND RECRUITERS ARE HAVING TO BE MUCH MORE PROACTIVE IN FINDING RELEVANT CVS. CONTRIBUTOR NEIL HAMMERTON, CEO & CO-FOUNDER – NATTERBOX. There are many factors at […]

Talent pipeline management, manufacturing apprenticeship intermediary program

President and CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce & Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier Though talent is a renewable resource, manufacturing is lagging in generating a workforce with the needed skills and qualifications required to compete in a global market. Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) is a demand driven […]