There are more manufacturing jobs than skilled workers to fill them

Ask Peter Coleman, executive director of the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, about the top issue manufacturers face, and he doesn’t hesitate to answer: a lack of skilled workers to hire. Rather than just gripe about the “skills gap” between job openings and available workers, Coleman and Alliance members are determined to do something about it. […]

‘Tiny’ project expands teens’ skills, career hopes (Kansas)

Ness City – a county seat town of 1,440 people – sits on the edge of western Kansas’ High Plains. The school district has about 150 students – making it a small 2A, in Kansas standards. But being in a remote area doesn’t faze Superintendent Derek Reinhardt and his teachers, who are implementing innovative ideas to give students […]

McAuliffe Calls For Closing Jobs, Skills Gap in VA

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is continuing his push for education and job training in the commonwealth.  He’s calling for legislation to close some of the gaps that make it tough for people to become part of what he calls ‘The New Virginia Economy.” Read the entire article by Robbie Harris from the WVTF radio website.  

In Manufacturing, Closing A Skills Gap Requires Fixing An Image Problem

Manufacturers across the U.S. are all too familiar with the challenge of finding the skilled workers they need.   Today, six in 10 openings for skilled production positions remain unfilled because of a talent shortage. Looking ahead, the U.S. will need to fill nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs between 2015 and 2025 – yet about […]

Use Flexible Work Options to Help Fill your Skills Gap

As part of today’s changing workforce, offering  workers flexible work arrangements can help broaden your company’s access to talent, cut overhead costs and address your skills gap. They can also help improve employee retention. Click here to read Dona DeZube’s article from the Lincoln Journal Star.

Predicting the Top 5 Careers in 2017

As the demand for online education continues to grow, we can expect to see an increasing interest in a number of great careers that can be achieved with an online degree. Each of these careers may cater to different personalities, but what they all have in common is they require a degree from an accredited […]

Happy New Year

A New Year’s resolution is a promise a person makes for the new year. Regardless of what resolution you commit to, the goal is to improve life in the coming year. Resolutions can come in many forms. How would you like 2017 to be better?  Perhaps a better career. Click here for 10 ideas new […]