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2018 March 21 - 04:04 pm

Pa. College’s Academy Has Been Training Cops Since 1979

“When you go into a field like this, you are well aware of the dangers you can encounter at any split second. This job is like a light switch,” he said. “I think that a police officer is definitely somebody who can set aside his own personal safety to serve others.
2018 March 21 - 04:04 pm

Iowa College Looks To Ease Driver Shortage

And for those who have served in the military, Hawkeye is able to provide help with fees and tuition during the six- and 16- week programs at the Regional Transportation Training Center. The college received a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it calls.
2018 February 12 - 03:45 pm

Partnerships Needed To Create Robust Workforce Pipeline

Speakers at the event organized by New Hampshire College and University Council, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire included officials representing K-12 education, community colleges, private and public universities and the business sector.
2017 November 29 - 07:55 am

Community Colleges, Technical Schools Expanding Certificate Programs

Pratt initially majored in accounting, but he was always interested in construction. A summer job in construction labor one previous summer led him to focus on construction, and for the past year he has been a project management field intern with...
2017 October 24 - 09:04 am

Regional Effort Meant To Close Growing Skills Gap

Daugaard said officials would share best practices, collect data and try to learn from each other ways to address the “skills gap” at a series of workshops in several states. He launched the push at a workshop in Sioux Falls that featured U.S.
2017 July 21 - 08:18 am

Del Mar College Forges Alliance With School Districts To Meet Workforce Needs

know that, with the right certifications and two-year technical degrees, chances are good they’ll be hired by the refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial facilities in the area, where starting salaries may range from $60,000 to $70,000 per year.
2017 June 13 - 03:08 pm

Only One College in State Offers Boat Mechanic Training Program

Wisconsin ranks seventh among states in sales of new powerboats, engines, trailers and accessories, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. But the association surveyed hundreds of businesses and found that more than 20 percent of the jobs marine dealers budgeted in 2016 weren’t filled.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

Grant from Appalachian Regional Commission Helps Displaced Workers

school to teach out-ofwork coal miners how to operate advanced computer numeric control machines is scheduled to open this year. And Bitsource, a software and website development company, has been coding for two years in Pikeville after hiring former coal miners.
2017 April 5 - 10:07 am

High-Tech Capabilities Needed in Addition to Hands-On Experience

Each of the students agreed that school counselors emphasize a four-year degree, and said that they think the Career Center could have a higher profile. That’s similar to recommendations in a CTE report the district commissioned last school year, which also recommended hiring the new administrator.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Colleges, Manufacturers Collaborate on New Training Programs

Colleges and economic development groups are working with furniture makers to create the 28-hour program, which is an introduction to how the industry works. The academy includes training in teamwork and problem solving, developing a work ethic and gaining financial awareness and life skills.
2017 February 20 - 02:45 pm

Demand for Skilled Workers Outstrips Supply of Qualified Applicants

“These tight labor market conditions could lead to worker shortages in certain occupations now or in the near future,” the board said. “Based on anecdotal reports from selected employers, wages appear to be rising rapidly for skilled manufacturing and construction workers, indicating a scarcity of qualified workers.

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