Tag Archives: skills gap

Gov’s Training Hub

Labor Dept unveils Apprenticeship.gov On August 30, the Department of Labor unveiled a new facet of its workforce initiative, a digital training hub called Apprenticeship.gov. Just in time for Labor Day weekend (I hope you all had a good one!), the website is a one-stop resource mainframe compiled by the Labor Department following years of […]

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Highs and Lowe’s

Home improvement store launching trade skills training program Lowe’s announced today its Track to the Trades program, a new workforce development initiative that aims to provide career alternatives and financial support for employees to pursue a skilled trade. Lowe’s will partner with Guild Education, which specializes in education for adults. The initiative, which will debut […]

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‘Ivy’ League of its Own

Once again, community colleges tackle the skills gap Certain outfits are addressing training in the “old fashioned way”, yet applying it to new technologies. The Ivy Tech Community Colleges of Indiana are offering mechanical classes aimed to fill the skills gap. The Indiana-based technical college is focusing on automation maintenance, mechatronics, and that of other new […]

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Industrious Learning

An Idaho technician represents the unorthodox path to repair job success The manufacturing skills gap has created a mad rush for skilled technical workers. Filling this void has no clear solution, but empty jobs require workers…workers that don’t necessarily need a full skill set when they first start. As it turns out, many people are learning on the job. […]

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Newcastle Centurions

Houghton adds jobs; staff surpasses 100 for first time in company history Following a recent expansion, Newcastle, England-based Houghton International, the electromechanical engineering specialist, has welcomed 10 new recruits to its team. The company has grown its workforce by 20% in the past year, taking staffing numbers above 100 for the first time since its founding in 1984. The additions should […]

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