KY hopeful grant will help close tech skills gap, create jobs

Kentucky is among 10 states that JP Morgan Chase has awarded $2 million New Skills for Youth grant, designed to help close what Gov. Matt Bevin considers a “tech skills gap” by aligning high school training to make seniors either job-ready or college-career ready when they’ve earned their diplomas. Click here to read more about the New […]

The top in-demand workforce skills for 2017

What are the top in-demand workforce skills for the coming year? Analysts with the most well-known learning and recruitment platforms have been focusing on the key skill sets that make candidates successful. Udemy for Business, which is the online marketplace for team virtual learning, released their Learning Index Report, which highlighted the emerging skills and […]

New standards could improve career technical education (PA)

Administrators at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology said they’re always looking to be on the forefront of providing the real world with career-ready employees. That’s why they’re going to review a set of proposed enhanced standards with their board, committee members and stakeholders to make sure the recommendations are met in a way […]

State representatives aim to ready students for workforce (PA)

A report set forth by two state representatives is encouraging news for local career technical school administrators who aim to make sure their students are ready for the workforce. And in an area U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, classified as “working-class,” he said enhancements to tech ed training and job readiness are a benefit […]

Partnerships for job development

At Workforce Solutions Borderplex, we know that finding a job or building a globally competitive workforce takes a team effort. Luckily for us, our regional partners were willing to roll up their sleeves, bring resources to the table and work with us to ensure we address our region’s workforce issues. And our work paid off. […]

Leaders could be looking at job market all wrong

President Barack Obama is handing off to President-elect Donald Trump after an impressive labor-market recovery. December 2016 marked the 75th straight month of job creation in the US. There has never been a streak this long in the 78 years the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported employment figures. The unemployment rate was 4.7%, less than half […]

Women Find Empowerment through Welding

There’s a certain empowerment that comes from slicing through steel more easily than scissors cut through a sheet of paper. For Flushing resident Gail Blaszkowski, that’s part of the appeal of the Flint Institute of Arts’ adult welding classes, where students “learn to manipulate steel through bending, hammering, cutting and welding to create a unique […]