Workforce Development

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With a Shortage of STEM Graduates, Accenture Hopes to Grab Them Early

The stats above should go a long way toward explaining why Accenture (ACN) is launching a global mentor program for college students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Feds to Mayors: Work with Industry on Workforce Development

In Idaho, where state leaders are rebranding K-12 education "K-through-career," Gov. "Butch" Otter is calling for more instructors in high-demand programs to reduce the time needed to graduate.

The Great Falls Job Service Center announces new program to train job seekers

The Great Falls Job Service Center was recently awarded a contract for the Family Economic Security program to help families improve their ability to earn better wages.

Job skills gap widens at high cost to U.S. economy

"Here’s a good article on the challenges of bridging the skills gap.

A recent OECD report put these challenges in a global context. In the first assessment of adult skill levels across developed countries, the the OECD pointed to the importance of addressing this challenge."

Using Regional Economic Development Strategies To Diagnose And Treat Skill Gaps

Yes, the skills gap is a big, national issue, but our ability to understand, diagnose, and treat it has a lot more to do with our ability to diagnose and treat problems happening at the regional level.

Industry and Education Partnership – Factory Apprenticeship Is Latest Model From Germany

Inspired by a partnership between schools and industry that is seen as a key to Germany’s advanced industrial capability and relatively low unemployment rate, projects like the one at Tognum are practically unheard-of in the United States.

Montana Senator Max Baucus hosts discussion with state’s university, college leaders

"We have to find a way to respond and respond timely enough that it meets the needs for our business partners."

Youth CareerConnect Grants – Building America’s Next Generation Workforce

In partnership with the Department of Education, the Department of Labor will award 25-40 grants for individual or multistate projects using revenues from the H-1B visa program.

New courses stress competency to meet workforce needs

Competency-based education (CBE) can be valuable in ensuring community colleges provide the right kind of training to get people into the job market quickly with the skills employers need.

U.S. Workforce Lacks Skills to Compete in Global Economy, Survey Indicates

In the U.S. adults 55-65 years old performed at levels close to the international average, while younger adults ranked among the least skilled in the 24 countries surveyed.