Success factors for 2017: Skills, Services and IoT

Bridging the skills gap and boosting services will be top priorities for manufacturers over the coming year. Antony Bourne, IFS global industry director for manufacturing, outlines his three key predictions for 2017 and beyond. Read the entire article from The Manufacturer by clicking here. 

How Employers And Policymakers Can Improve Job Opportunities For Young People

Paul Harrington (Professor at Drexel University)  was featured in the article  “How Employers and Policymakers Can Improve Job Opportunities for Young People” which ran on Forbes.com last week. The article covers teen employment (only about 26% of teens and young adults are employed) and how policymakers are working to solve the teen employment problem. To see […]

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. […]