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 […]

Future Ready Iowa Summit debuts in Muscatine with call for more skilled workers

Although Iowa is posting the lowest unemployment rate in 18 years, communities need to do more to be workforce ready. It’s no secret that jobs are changing with the times.  While not every career requires a college degree, companies are still struggling to find applicants with the up-skills to qualify for jobs. “There’s definitely a need for […]

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 […]

Bridging the skills gap and finding employees

Ron Wanek is the founder and chairman of the world’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, Ashley Furniture Industries. With sales topping $8 billion, Wanek’s company has been an unqualified success.   Northeast Mississippi has been a beneficiary – and contributor – to Ashley’s growth. The company employs some 3,200 people at three facilities in Ecru, […]