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Columbia Falls, Montana Receives Department of Commerce Grant

The economic development grant is expected to create 70 jobs and generate nearly $6 million in investment for Columbia Falls

Senator Tester Pushes for Robust Resources for Military Research in First Hearing as Defense Chair

Chairman Tester: “when it comes to federal funding priorities, few things are more important than innovation and research”

Solving the Cyber Workforce and Skills Shortage – 4/16 – 10:30 – 12:00 MST – Online

The United States is facing massive shortfalls in cybersecurity personnel and skills for cyber jobs, a shortage that is increasingly critical as cybersecurity threats become more complex and widespread. 

This 15-minute video game promises to fix your hiring problems – Mark Cuban-Backed Startup Scoutible Wants to Solve Your Hiring Problem

Scoutible founder Angela Antony says her gaming platform can help companies throw out traditional hiring practices to find the best candidates.

Montana youth entrepreneurs bring their products to market online between now and April 16.

Each semester students in grades 9-12 can take the class that focuses on building a business based on products that they make in class and then sell. The class is funded through a nonprofit called Youth Entrepreneurs, an organization that works to bridge the gap between book learning and application by providing curriculum, activities and funding to get kids started.

Idaho companies begging for job applicants

Turn off the news and pay close attention to our neighbors. Boise businesses are hiring all over the place with one major problem, they can’t find anyone to work with.

University of Montana Seeking Partners for Second Annual Big Sky Experience

Big Sky Experiences fall within six categories: environment and sustainability; science and technology; communication and artistic expression; business and entrepreneurship; health and human development; and justice, policy and public service.

The financial side of school choice in Montana

A pair of legislative proposals would rewrite how the state funds educational opportunities for students. Supporters say they want to give Montanans more choices, while opponents argue the changes threaten to steer public dollars to private religious institutions.

Can the Power of Storytelling Unify a Divided America? Tell Us Something

And what do Star Wars, Dolly Parton, and Jackbox Games have to do with it? Listen to the latest episode of our new podcast, Everywhere Radio, to find out.

Nonprofit MAPS (Media Arts in the Public Schools) provides professional media arts education for Montana students

The goal of MAPS is to empower Montana’s next generation through professional media arts instruction. This is done through mentors in education who provide professional courses in design, film, music and technology. The courses are held online and in-person and are free for any student in 8th through 12th grade.