Workforce Development

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Highlands College trade certificates get new workers out the door quickly in welding

Each program has a cap of 10 students, so Highlands Dean John Garic encourages students to sign up as soon as possible for fall semester, when classes start.

What 8 States Are Doing to Build Better Pathways From High School to Careers

The network is trying to increase the number of high-school graduates earning a postsecondary credential that will lead to a decent-paying job.

Is the Workforce Ready for the Rise of Smart Machines?

"Job destruction will happen at a faster pace, with machine-driven job elimination overwhelming the market’s ability to create valuable new ones."

Montana Receives $5.125 Million Grant for Job Training Efforts

"With more than 11,000 new jobs created in Montana since the beginning of the year, it is clear that our
economy is on the move, however many Montanans still are struggling to earn the skills to compete in our
changing economy," Governor Steve Bullock said.

Employers go to college to guide worker training

Accounting, data analytics and advanced manufacturing companies are among those found on college campuses these days, their managers hoping to ensure they get employees with the right mix of technical and communication skills.

Data: the Crucial Link Between Higher Education and the Workforce We Need

To address that problem, we came up with four recommendations for governors that fit into the Data Quality Campaign policy roadmap but offer a greater focus on leadership:

Selling Manufacturing to a New Generation

Manufacturers across the United States are targeting schools and colleges to let young people know there is more to manufacturing than pulling levers on an assembly line.

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.