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Montana Registered Apprenticeship program helps build state's workforce:


Governor Steve Bullock proclaimed November 12-18 as Montana Apprenticeship Week. I am excited to celebrate the men and women across the state who use work-based learning to put food on the table, support ...


When Internships Don't Pay, Some Colleges Will:


As the child of a divorced, unemployed mother, Shira Eisenberg learned to get by, she says, "on the kindness of strangers." But even she was surprised when she arrived at the University of Chicago and ...


Gov. Inslee touts talent development, connectivity, innovation at workshop - Western Governors' Association:


Washington Governor Jay Inslee touted the nobility of all work, the importance of developing talent, and the critical importance of innovation in his opening keynote at the Western Governors' ...


Fast-growing businesses don't need tax relief to hire. They need trained workers.:


Politicians agree on the soundbite: everyone should have a job that pays a living wage. But they don't agree on how to make that happen. I'd like to help them by sharing some things I have learned. ...


How to incorporate the 5th 'C' of 21st Century learning:




Apprenticeships, long common in blue-collar industries, are coming to white-collar office work:


Many newer apprenticeship programs are technology-oriented -- training people for positions such as internal tech support or software programming. But they're also training human resources analysts, insurance ...


NCAT's Armed to Farm program helps veterans get started in agriculture:


In 2003, David Sturman and Tracy Mumma bought a worn-out piece of farm ground under the Mission Mountains that featured patches of neck-high thistles and lands grazed so hard that the earth was laid bare ...


Coalition unveils four strategies to tackle Maine's workforce challenges:


"For years we've talked about the pending workforce shortage," Ed Cervone, director of Educate Maine, told Mainebiz on Wednesday. "It's no longer pending. It is a problem today and it is getting ...


Bitterroot College offers new workforce programs:


Bitterroot College is offering classes this fall that can have an immediate career impact. The college has new workforce programs, including certified bookkeeper, certified clinical medical assistant ...


Why California is investing over $200 million in vocational education:


More Americans are going to college than ever before. The most recent census found that 33.4 percent of adults over the age of 24 have earned a bachelor's degree or more. Kurt Bauman, Chief of the Education ...


A pipeline to Montana's future workforce:


Your Montana University System (MUS) and the State Department of Labor and Industry (MTDLI) have been working to further opportunities to prepare students for good-paying and high demand jobs ...


Colorado apprenticeship program turns the factory floor into a classroom:


Some high school students in Colorado may get prime jobs even before they get their diplomas. That's because CareerWise, the nation's first statewide youth apprenticeship program, links students to industries ...


After decades of pushing bachelor's degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople:




Rural America Gets Creative to Attract Much-Needed Doctors:


"Training in 'the sticks,' sticks," says one medical professional. But first, rural areas have to get doctors there. Because of the Affordable Care Act, more Americans have health insurance than ...


Montana Registered Apprenticeship Program - Are you interested in becoming a automotive technician?:


The MTADA http://apprenticeship.mt.gov/ has partnered up with the Department of Labor and Industry, Big Sky Dual Enrollment Pathways along with educators and Dealers throughout the state in order to ...


Montana's Registered Apprentice Program - Earn While You Learn:


As unemployment figures decline, the availability of skilled workers is diminished. The remaining people are likely to be those with skills that do not meet those of current employment opportunities in ...


Interest grows in approaches to internship models in Germany and Switzerland.:




Governor Bullock Secures Over $4.6 Million for the Community of Colstrip:


Funding will directly train workers for new jobs in a diversified economy Governor Steve Bullock today announced that the State of Montana has secured $4,646,248 million in funding to assist the ...


Google writes a $50 million check to prep the world's workers for the rise of its robots:


Google's philanthropic arm is launching a multimillion-dollar effort to aid workers impacted by some of the tech championed by its parent company. http://www.Google.org said Wednesday that it's set ...


New dean sets goal for Colorado University's College of Engineering: 50% female undergrads in 5 years:


Bobby Braun, the new dean of the University of Colorado's College of Engineering and Applied Science, thinks his school is the best kept secret on the Boulder campus -- and he's doing everything short ...


Western Governors' Workforce Development Initiative:


On behalf of the Western Governors' Association, I am writing to provide you with some information regarding the Western Governors' Workforce Development Initiative. As WGA's Chair in 2017-18, ...


Don't wait for the government to bring you skilled workers:


Apprenticeships have been receiving extensive news coverage lately. Most recently, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to encourage "more affordable pathways to secure high-paying ...


Coding culture: Native American skills needed in technology sector:


There aren't enough Native Americans in the technology sector right now, said Cory Cornelius, a research scientist for Intel Labs and enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Volunteers ...


WWAMI medical students must work in Montana or pay higher fees:


Starting next year, Montana medical students entering the WWAMI doctor-training program will have to either promise to work in the state for three years or else pay $31,000 in higher fees. The new ...


A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree:


"I got one big break," he said. "That's what I needed." Mr. Bridges represents a new but promising category in the American labor market: people working in so-called new-collar or middle-skill jobs. ...


Guest opinion from John Cech: Montana's workforce innovators:


Thousands of students and hundreds of employers in Montana received national honors last week at a White House summit on innovative workforce development and apprenticeship training. Montana was one of ...


Helping summer interns (and you) get the most out of the experience :




One Utah idea to train workers of the future: Kids as tech support in their own schools:


Utah kids need tech skills. Utah school districts need tech support. In a match funded by the state, the Millard School District will create a way for students in 11 districts to gain experience in ...


Governor Bullock Announces New Accounting Technology Apprenticeship Program:


Program to help build career pathways for Montana's future workforce and fill jobs for businesses Governor Steve Bullock today announced that the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Job Service ...


Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development Finance Information: Proposed Changes to BSTF/WTG Guidelines; FY18 WTG Applications:


MOTBD Finance program updates On June 29, the Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed changes to the 2019 Biennium Guidelines for the Big Sky Economic Development Trust ...

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