CC Week - Workforce Development http://ccweek.com/articles.sec-121-1-workforce-development.html Fri, 24 Nov 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 U.S. Factories Are High-Tech, But Workers Lag Behind - Lack of In-Demand Skills Leaves Laid-Off Struggling http://ccweek.com/article-5748-us-factories-are-high-tech-but-workers-lag-behind.html U.S. Factories Are High-Tech, But Workers Lag Behind - Lack of In-Demand Skills Leaves Laid-Off Struggling
NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company’s plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as “a GREAT employee....]]>
SD Governor Launches Workforce Initiative - Regional Effort Meant To Close Growing Skills Gap http://ccweek.com/article-5752-sd-governor-launches-workforce-initiative.html SD Governor Launches Workforce Initiative - 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....]]>
Indiana Governor Rolls Out Job Training Initiative - $24M Plan Will Cover Tuition for Certificate Programs http://ccweek.com/article-5754-indiana-governor-rolls-out-job-training-initiative.html Indiana Governor Rolls Out Job Training Initiative - $24M Plan Will Cover Tuition for Certificate Programs
The Republican says the education entitlement should help train workers — from welders and machinists, to nursing assistants and IT techs — for skilled and advanced technology jobs, which require more than a high school diploma.....]]>
Mich. Senator Worries about Shortage in Trades - Stabenow Wants Federal Help for Colleges in Training Workforce Employers http://ccweek.com/article-5735-mich-senator-worries-about-shortage-in-trades.html Mich. Senator Worries about Shortage in Trades - Stabenow Wants Federal Help for Colleges in Training Workforce Employers
LANSING, Mich. — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow said Michigan is facing such a shortage of skilled tradespeople that Congress should provide federal matching funds to help community colleges and busin...]]>
Indiana Governor Rolls Out Job Training Initiative - $24M Plan Will Cover Tuition for Certificate Programs http://ccweek.com/article-5736-indiana-governor-rolls-out-job-training-initiative.html Indiana Governor Rolls Out Job Training Initiative - $24M Plan Will Cover Tuition for Certificate Programs
 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb unveiled a program that will pay training and education costs for employers and workers in high-demand fields. The Republican says the educa...]]>
NE Colleges Cooperate on Green Economy Workforce - Shuttered Nuclear Plant Prods Colleges Into Action http://ccweek.com/article-5726-ne-colleges-cooperate-on-green-economy-workforce.html NE Colleges Cooperate on Green Economy Workforce - Shuttered Nuclear Plant Prods Colleges Into Action
The Ecovation Hub Education and Training Consortium brings together Anticoch University New England and Keene State College in New Hampshire, Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts and the School for International Training in Vermont....]]>
Industrial-Strength Partnership - Del Mar College Forges Alliance With School Districts To Meet Workforce Needs http://ccweek.com/article-5690-industrial-strength-partnership.html Industrial-Strength Partnership - 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....]]>
Wisconsin Boaters, Dealers Struggle With Growing Mechanic Shortage - Only One College in State Offers Boat Mechanic Training Program http://ccweek.com/article-5659-wisconsin-boaters-dealers-struggle-with-growing-mechanic-shortage.html Wisconsin Boaters, Dealers Struggle With Growing Mechanic Shortage - 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....]]>
Tech Companies Look To Reinvent Eastern Kentucky Workforce - Grant from Appalachian Regional Commission Helps Displaced Workers http://ccweek.com/article-5542-tech-companies-look-to-reinvent-eastern-kentucky-workforce.html Tech Companies Look To Reinvent Eastern Kentucky Workforce - 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....]]>
Mont. Schools Focus on Career Training as Skills Gap Looms - High-Tech Capabilities Needed in Addition to Hands-On Experience http://ccweek.com/article-5543-mont-schools-focus-on-career-training-as-skills-gap-looms.html Mont. Schools Focus on Career Training as Skills Gap Looms - 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....]]>
Miss. Furniture Academy Aims To Boost Manufacturing Skills - Colleges, Manufacturers Collaborate on New Training Programs http://ccweek.com/article-5487-miss-furniture-academy-aims-to-boost-manufacturing-skills.html Miss. Furniture Academy Aims To Boost Manufacturing Skills - 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....]]>
Robust Mass. Economy Hindering Search for More Skilled Workers - Demand for Skilled Workers Outstrips Supply of Qualified Applicants http://ccweek.com/article-5494-robust-mass-economy-hindering-search-for-more-skilled-workers.html Robust Mass. Economy Hindering Search for More Skilled Workers - 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....]]>
Industrial Interns Learning Work Skills - Texas Apprenticeship Program Aims To Help Young Adults http://ccweek.com/article-5291-industrial-interns-learning-work-skills.html Industrial Interns Learning Work Skills - Texas Apprenticeship Program Aims To Help Young Adults
Freeman and nine other people are in a pilot Young Adult Manufacturing/Construction Pre- Apprentice Course....]]>
Judge Rules In Favor of ‘Gainful’ Rules - Ruling Deals Blow to For-Profit Colleges http://ccweek.com/article-4600-judge-rules-in-favor-of-%25E2%2580%2598gainful%25E2%2580%2599-rules.html Judge Rules In Favor of ‘Gainful’ Rules - Ruling Deals Blow to For-Profit Colleges
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court has ruled in favor of tough new regulations aimed at career training programs, dealing a major blow to the for-profit college industry. The U.S. District Court...]]>
New Machining Program Fills Manufacturers’ Needs - Ivy Tech Community College Addresses Future Workforce Needs with Certificate Programs http://ccweek.com/article-4556-new-machining-program-fills-manufacturers%25E2%2580%2599-needs.html New Machining Program Fills Manufacturers’ Needs - Ivy Tech Community College Addresses Future Workforce Needs with Certificate Programs
Valparaiso instructor Donald Baker said the class was established in January to supply workers to local companies such as Urschel Laboratories, Task Force Tips and Regal Power Transmission Solutions, formerly known as McGill Manufacturing Co....]]>