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 […]

Bill aims to attract more career and technical education teachers

The Virginia Department of Education ranks CTE number four in the ‘Top Ten Critical Shortage Teaching Endorsement Areas’ in Virginia for 2017-2018. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is making a push to boost the number of career and technical education (CTE) teachers. On Tuesday, he introduced the Creating Quality Technical Educators Act with U.S. Senators Rob Portman […]

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 […]