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Montana apprenticeship program seeks to train more healthcare workers:


The Montana Department of Labor is pushing a program that is attempting to get more interns training in the healthcare industry in the state. Interns in the apprenticeship program were getting started ...


Kentucky's AppHarvest seeks to create high-tech greenhouse jobs in coal country:


After working with the U.S. Army to implement renewable power resources such as solar power, Webb turned his sights to his hometown. The area has been growing alternative education and jobs for laid-off ...


Michigan's 'Marshall Plan for Talent' aims to become model for tech education nationwide:


As tech executives call for state education programs to do a better job of providing STEM education, states are jockeying to show that they are attuned to the industry's needs. This week, Michigan's ...


Lowe's will offer employees financial assistance to pursue certification for a specific trade skill, such as carpentry, heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing and appliance repair.:


Eligible employees will receive up to $2,500 to complete their education via a partnership with Guild Education. "The trade profession is a high-demand, high-opportunity field for the next generation ...


Life Skills program prepares young adults for workforce:


Northwestern Energy has been participating in the Secondary Life Skills Program, which started in 1971, since at least the mid-1980s. Through the program, the chances are vastly increased that Tveter ...


Lawmakers eye new programs to boost tech workforce:


"Fulfilling our STEM research needs ... is essential for economic competitiveness," said House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) during a hearing on science, tech, ...


How Demographics, Automation, And Inequality Will Shape The Next Decade:




Worker shortage spurs uncharacteristic partnerships connecting colleges, business:


One state tries to close the odd divide between what students learn and employers need The $60 million collaboration is meant to help solve the confounding disconnect between what colleges teach ...


Workforce winning in latest state budget proposals; KS, MA, MI, OK, TN reviewed:


Workforce development programs and apprenticeships continue to win favor in many of the governors' state budget proposals. In our latest review of TBED initiatives being proposed in state budgets, ...


Governor Bullock visits as Bozeman's West Paw Designs offers state's first manufacturing apprenticeship:


Governor Steve Bullock touted that the program was driven by the company and was helping to increase the workforce for the manufacturing industry, which he said was booming in the state. Put simply, Bullock ...


The Montana Carpenters' Joint Apprenticeship Training Center Opens in Helena:


The Montana Carpenters' Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) opened its doors to the public on Thursday. It was an opportunity for the carpenters' union to show off the newly refurbished facility. The ...


Reskilling Revolution Needed for the Millions of Jobs at Risk Due to Technological Disruption:


Without reskilling, only 2% of workers would have an optimal opportunity to transition to new jobs - while 16% would have none at all A new report, Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of ...


After decades of pushing bachelor's degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople:




Why are apprenticeships a good idea that have never really taken off in the U.S.?:




The Top 5 Benefits Of A Modernized Apprenticeship Program:


The need for modernization of the apprenticeship system is heightened by American industry's need to address a national talent gap crisis that threatens the country's competitive edge. And, it is an epidemic ...


East Helena receives $500K grant to launch culinary training, arts program:


Local leaders gathered in East Helena Tuesday, to celebrate a grant that will pay for a program combining workforce development with arts and culture. The East Helena community received $500,000 from ...


"We are standing at the edge of potential workforce abyss." John Cech, deputy commissioner of Montana higher education:


Montana faces a looming workforce shortage, and the University System is working to help fill the gap by getting more college students to graduate. The state's Department of Labor and Industry ...


Montana Registered Apprenticeship program helps build state's workforce:


Governor Steve Bullock proclaimed November 12-18 as Montana Apprenticeship Week. I am excited to celebrate the men and women across the state who use work-based learning to put food on the table, support ...


When Internships Don't Pay, Some Colleges Will:


As the child of a divorced, unemployed mother, Shira Eisenberg learned to get by, she says, "on the kindness of strangers." But even she was surprised when she arrived at the University of Chicago and ...


Gov. Inslee touts talent development, connectivity, innovation at workshop - Western Governors' Association:


Washington Governor Jay Inslee touted the nobility of all work, the importance of developing talent, and the critical importance of innovation in his opening keynote at the Western Governors' ...


Fast-growing businesses don't need tax relief to hire. They need trained workers.:


Politicians agree on the soundbite: everyone should have a job that pays a living wage. But they don't agree on how to make that happen. I'd like to help them by sharing some things I have learned. ...


How to incorporate the 5th 'C' of 21st Century learning:




Apprenticeships, long common in blue-collar industries, are coming to white-collar office work:


Many newer apprenticeship programs are technology-oriented -- training people for positions such as internal tech support or software programming. But they're also training human resources analysts, insurance ...


NCAT's Armed to Farm program helps veterans get started in agriculture:


In 2003, David Sturman and Tracy Mumma bought a worn-out piece of farm ground under the Mission Mountains that featured patches of neck-high thistles and lands grazed so hard that the earth was laid bare ...


Coalition unveils four strategies to tackle Maine's workforce challenges:


"For years we've talked about the pending workforce shortage," Ed Cervone, director of Educate Maine, told Mainebiz on Wednesday. "It's no longer pending. It is a problem today and it is getting ...


Bitterroot College offers new workforce programs:


Bitterroot College is offering classes this fall that can have an immediate career impact. The college has new workforce programs, including certified bookkeeper, certified clinical medical assistant ...


Why California is investing over $200 million in vocational education:


More Americans are going to college than ever before. The most recent census found that 33.4 percent of adults over the age of 24 have earned a bachelor's degree or more. Kurt Bauman, Chief of the Education ...


A pipeline to Montana's future workforce:


Your Montana University System (MUS) and the State Department of Labor and Industry (MTDLI) have been working to further opportunities to prepare students for good-paying and high demand jobs ...


Colorado apprenticeship program turns the factory floor into a classroom:


Some high school students in Colorado may get prime jobs even before they get their diplomas. That's because CareerWise, the nation's first statewide youth apprenticeship program, links students to industries ...


After decades of pushing bachelor's degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople:



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