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Gallatin County provides $2 million in COVID-19 relief funds to Gallatin College MSU workforce programs

The funds will be used by Gallatin College MSU to develop or expand workforce programs in the construction trades, welding and fabrication, manufacturing and health care.

UM Receives $850,000 Google.org Grant to Support Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs

The University of Montana’s startup incubator MonTEC has received an $850,000 grant from the Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls to support Indigenous women looking to start or grow a business in Montana.

Why Communication Skills Are Key To Leading A Startup

John Spence, in his classic book “Awesomely Simple” says that the single biggest problem he has to deal with in client companies worldwide is the lack of open, honest, robust, and courageous communication. He narrows down the problem to the following six aspects of communication, and I agree:

The science of yawning

Correspondent Faith Salie looks into the physiology of yawning, and why it not only helps our brains, but also is a sign of empathy and, yes, increased alertness.

Chuck Marohn of STRONG TOWNS Engages Again with Missoula! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 AT 9 AM – 10:30 AM – Online

In this book tour presentation, Marohn demonstrates how the values of engineers and other transportation professionals are applied in the design process, and how those priorities differ from the values of the general public.

Chuck will also discuss his coined term “Stroad” and offer ideas on how Missoulians may help improve conditions on our Reserve St. (Stroad!).

University of Montana’s Mansfield Center Seeks High School Juniors for Korea Exchange – Applications close Nov. 7.

During the six-month program, students will cultivate their understanding of leadership skills and Korean society and culture through bi-monthly workshops. Pandemic allowing, the project culminates in a 10-day study tour in Korea in April 2022, followed by a community service project or presentation.

The Metaverse Is Simply Big Tech, but Bigger

It’s a rebrand of Silicon Valley’s increasing power and reach. And it’s made for companies, not people.

FVCC offers scholarships for machining students

The Flathead Valley Community College Trades and Industrial Arts received $24,000 in 2021-2022 scholarship funds for machining program students courtesy of the Gene Haas Foundation.

Montana School Boards Association leaving national group – Arntzen tells mask opponents to run for school board

The National School Boards Association in September asked President Joe Biden for federal law enforcement and other assistance to deal with increasing threats of violence and intimidation over coronavirus requirements at schools.

The Montana organization opposed that request and said most local issues can be handled by local law enforcement.

Montana students report highest-ever depression rates, sustainable solutions elusive

A recent survey found 41% of Montana high school students — the highest rate ever documented — self-reported symptoms of depression over the last year, and roughly 1 in 10 reported a suicide attempt in the past 12 months.