Workforce Development

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Feds open $53 million funding vein for workforce training

The focus of the program’s second funding round is two-fold: to help people find work and to help businesses expand.

Idaho Labor Department to teach teachers about employment

"This workshop is one step toward making connections between Treasure Valley educators and Treasure Valley businesses to help develop an understanding of what the business needs are and develop practical ways in which educators can better help students prepare to enter the workplace and succeed," said Ofelia Morales, workforce consultant for Department of Labor.

Putting Community Colleges to Work

The White House on Wednesday rolled out two job-training grant programs that focus on the community college sector. Both push for closer ties between colleges and employers.

Collaboration is essential for successful workforce training

In places where workforce development is most successful, there’s a one-to-one relationship with the community college president and the head of the workforce board…

Equal pay for equal work still a dream for Montana women

"Montana’s economy cannot reach its full potential if we’re leaving half the workforce behind," Bullock said. "When women do better, all working families do better."

The Great Skills Gap Myth

Is there a skill gap?

Montana Governor Bullock Awards $325,000 for Job Training Program for Welding Professionals in Great Falls

The funding will allow Great Falls College-MSU to complete development of their unique welding curriculum that will train students for both the American Welding Society (AWS) and Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certifications. It is one of few programs in the country that prepares students for dual certifications. The program will open doors for Montanans to access high paying jobs in Montana.

Tiered certificates at Montana 2-year colleges to speed students to workforce

"This grant is really focused on providing workforce development and training opportunities centered around energy development and advanced manufacturing across the state."

Saskatchewan manufacturing sales top record $15.2 billion in 2013, but more work to be done

Saskatchewan manufacturers continue to lead the world in product and process quality, reliability, and innovation, creating value not only for their employees and customers, but for all residents of the province.

Setting Up Autistic Employees to Succeed

Experts say there is no "ideal" work setting for autistic employees, but HR can help create an environment that enables autistic workers to thrive.