Workforce Development

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Flathead Valley Community College focuses on manufacturing

Flathead Valley Community College’s $3 million advanced manufacturing grant was celebrated during the school’s fourth annual spring luncheon Monday.

Investing in retention takes on a bigger role

After all the talk about the need for more tech workers to fuel the industry’s growth, perhaps it’s time to look at what’s being done to hang on to employees who are already in place, helping their companies continue growing.

Retiring boomers already hurting Iowa economy

"We don’t want companies have to turn down orders because they can’t get workers."

The Challenge of Finding, Training and Placing Workers in Skilled Trades Positions

For a number of years, employers have expressed concerns about the Skills Gap – the perceived lack of qualified employees to fill the positions that employers have available.

Governors Promote Employment for People With Disabilities

The National Governors Association (NGA) is targeting the issue this year and will make recommendations in an August report. The aim is to come up with plans that provide workers with disabilities not only a paycheck, but also a deeper sense of purpose and belonging.

Colleges take new approach to anticipating–and meeting–workforce needs

The technology is helping institutions add and update programs on short notice so their graduates can land real-world jobs.

Senator Max Baucus Announces Job Training and Support for Montana Hostess Workers

Senator’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Legislation to Help More Than 200 Montana Workers Find and Train for New Jobs

School Of Business Administration Career Development Program Speed Networking Event , 3/22, Missoula

The mission for this event is to help business students practice the art of personal introductions & networking, & to have the opportunity to meet professionals who can help them identify potential network contacts relevant to their individual career goals.

Treat internships as a tryout

The employers who offer internships are simply trying to prepare future workers for the real world.

MSU workforce and professional development courses open for spring registration

Extended University offers 21 courses this spring, including two new courses: "iPods, iPads, iTunes and Digital Media" and Dreamweaver: Cascading Style Sheets for mobile devices.
The line-up also includes courses on Excel, Access, Word, QuickBooks, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom and Dreamweaver.