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Results From Long-Running Study Bolster Case for Universal Pre-K

“In the short term, I think one of the appeals to the business community, to many Republicans, is the workforce benefit,” he said. “This empowers a second parent returning to work, helps a single mom struggling to get by.”

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I help creative people turn their passions into paychecks.

There’s one thing that makes employees want to return to the office, says a new Microsoft report

In its new report on state of the hybrid workplace, Microsoft says successful companies are backing off of office mandates.

The Next Silicon Valley Will Be in the US Heartland

Steve Case, founder of AOL, predicts the dominance of tech companies on the coasts will give way to a flourishing of startups from smaller cities.

Montana Chamber Foundation – Cash incentives to gain new skills for jobs in the 21st Century October 17-November 16, 2022  |  $10,000 in prize money

This competition drives participation in Microsoft’s global skills initiative and helps the workforce become more prepared for in-demand roles in the digital economy. 

Montanans, everyone over 16yrs with a free LinkedIn account is eligible to compete!

These no-cost training courses are offered by the Community Skills Initiative and the Montana Chamber Foundation.

Montana State research expenditures top $200 million for first time

“The vast majority of these dollars come from the federal government and are won through  incredibly competitive granting processes,” said Alison Harmon, MSU’s vice president for research and economic development. “This record is a credit to the work ethic, competitiveness and high caliber of our faculty.”

Attracting Talent Now Requires a Work from Anywhere Program

Global mobility programs have become necessary to attract and retain top tech talent. What lessons have early adopters of ‘work from anywhere’ programs learned?

Killing the economic polar bear

According to two economists from BlackRock, there should be a louder debate about the tradeoffs between fighting inflation and well, killing, economic growth. As the United States Federal Reserve continues to hike interest rates, what will be the ultimate decision?

City College at MSU Billings and Accelerate Montana announce fast track to construction jobs

The Job Site Ready course is designed to quickly train Montanans in the entry-level skills needed to join Montana’s booming construction trades.

AGATE – Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education

We empower students who are gifted and talented by promoting best practices and partnering with  educators, parents, administrators, legislators, community leaders and the general public.