US Needs National Apprenticeship Structure

US Needs National Apprenticeship Structure

“America lacks a national strategy that prioritizes youth apprenticeship as an effective talent pipeline to boost the sector’s competitiveness and spread economic opportunity across the country,” says Brent Parton, of New America. Jun 04, 2019A large reason for...
Committee Approves Workforce Development Bill

Committee Approves Workforce Development Bill

A bill reducing statutory disincentives for high schools to promote manufacturing and other technical trade credential programs is headed to the state Senate after gaining approval from a key legislative committee. March 20, 2019The legislature’s Commerce...
The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College

The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College

When college is held up as the one true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—might worry when their children opt for vocational school instead.Toren Reesman knew from a young age that he and his brothers were expected to attend college and obtain a...
Nations Must Boost Adult Training In Face Of Automation: OECD

Nations Must Boost Adult Training In Face Of Automation: OECD

Developed countries need to “urgently” boost adult training and education programs to deal with future mass job upheaval brought on by automation, the OECD said Wednesday. The OECD’s latest analysis found that one in seven jobs are at risk of being...
Wilbur Ross, Ivanka Trump Introduce Workforce Advisory Board

Wilbur Ross, Ivanka Trump Introduce Workforce Advisory Board

The chief executives of Apple Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Walmart Inc., are among 25 prominent Americans who will shape Trump administration efforts to develop job training programs to meet the changing demands of U.S. employers. The creation...