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2018 November 6 - 10:37 am

NC Program Ties Apprenticeships to College

A counselor at Southeast Guilford High told him that if he signed up to be an apprentice, he’d have a guaranteed full-time job — plus benefits — for four years. His Guilford Technical Community College classes would be paid for. After four years, he would have a debt-free associate degree and a journeyman’s card that practically guarantees employment.
2018 September 5 - 09:47 am

On-the-Water Industries Face Growing Shortage of Skilled Workers

“Even though there’s going to be this huge, giant hole in the maritime industry, it’s not like there’s going to be 5,000 jobs and (companies) snatching you off the street,” said Caroline Smith, coordinator of the Norfolk-based Mid- Atlantic Maritime Academy.
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

MGCCC Leads Way In Building S. Mississippi Workforce

PERKINSTON, Miss. — Dealing with both natural and man-made disasters is distressingly familiar to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. The college has dealt regularly with those events and how they disrupt lives, destroy property, devastate ecosystems and dismantle local economies.
2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

Better Pay, Benefits at Heart of Efforts to Close Workforce Shortages

Ullrich, a 23-year-old University of Oregon graduate, was accepted in the firm’s training program and is now working in inside sales. In that job, he manages job accounts for customers, making sure they receive plumbing materials and equipment on time and according to specifications.
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.

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