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Missoula College launches IT apprenticeship program with local firms:


Three Missoula College students were signed up to work for IT companies in Missoula on Tuesday, as part of the college's new information technologies apprenticeship program that "will turn heads across ...


Missoula College To Kick Off New IT Apprenticeship Program With Signing Day July 17:


Missoula College at the University of Montana will launch its new IT apprenticeship program with a signing day event at the college from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. In response to employer input, ...


We've had to prepare for jobs that don't exist yet before:




We Can Build the STEM Workforce Our Future Economy Needs:


The nation must prepare its children for an economy we can't predict, but are assured will be different. The key challenge is to ensure that any changes in education meet the needs of ALL students, not ...


Burgeoning apprentice program at Missoula College looks to ease labor shortage:


Dylan Rogness, the apprenticeship liaison at Missoula College, is working to build the number of Missoula businesses looking for apprentices, as well as the number of students enlisted in the program. By ...


The Time to Begin Building Tomorrow's Workforce Is Now:


Today's state revenue surpluses are an opportunity to prepare for the next downturn by investing in education and talent. Most economic forecasters are warning that the next recession could be ...


Economic Deveopment Organizations, Cities, Data and the Future of Work:


City halls and regional economic development organizations have an important role to play in developing jobs and helping workers navigate the uncertainty of the current labor market. New tools ...


Career guidance may be key to reducing unemployment:


In February, Congress passed a bill that would require states to spend a quarter of reemployment program budgets on "evidence-based interventions." Now, a career assistance program in Nevada that ...


Giant talent shortage to emerge by 2030:


A massive talent shortage will hit in about a decade, leaving the world short of 85 million skilled workers and having a financial impact of as much as $8.5 trillion in unrealized annual revenue, ...


Economists offer suggestions to tackle Montana's looming severe workforce shortage:


Over the next 10 years, Montana is expected to add about 4,500 workers a year but that's not enough to cover the 5,500 new jobs that are projected to be added every year. Montana is facing a severe ...


Testing a universal basic income:


"The best estimate is about 30% of all jobs that people now do will be lost to technology," said former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. "But most of those will be replaced by new jobs. The real problem ...


Former US Treasury secretary: Here's how to prepare for the future of work:




How HR can hire and develop people with autism:


HR can help place and support employees with autism by designing an unconventional interview process and showing supervisors how to accommodate them, writes Susanne Bruyere, director of the Yang-Tan ...


Montana Tech's nursing program is the best in the state, independent rank says:


An independent organization has ranked Montana Tech's nursing program number one in the state. RegisteredNursing.org, a company that publishes information on nursing education and the healthcare industry, ...


Karlie Kloss and Teach for America team up to help 1,000 girls learn to code:


Karlie Kloss' passion for coding hasn't faded. And to prove it, the 25-year-old model and entrepreneur is taking her nonprofit coding program to the next level. After taking a coding class herself, ...


Can Apprenticeships Train the Workforce of the Future? States Hope So.:




Montana apprenticeship program seeks to train more healthcare workers:


The Montana Department of Labor is pushing a program that is attempting to get more interns training in the healthcare industry in the state. Interns in the apprenticeship program were getting started ...


Kentucky's AppHarvest seeks to create high-tech greenhouse jobs in coal country:


After working with the U.S. Army to implement renewable power resources such as solar power, Webb turned his sights to his hometown. The area has been growing alternative education and jobs for laid-off ...


Michigan's 'Marshall Plan for Talent' aims to become model for tech education nationwide:


As tech executives call for state education programs to do a better job of providing STEM education, states are jockeying to show that they are attuned to the industry's needs. This week, Michigan's ...


Lowe's will offer employees financial assistance to pursue certification for a specific trade skill, such as carpentry, heating and air conditioning, electrical, plumbing and appliance repair.:


Eligible employees will receive up to $2,500 to complete their education via a partnership with Guild Education. "The trade profession is a high-demand, high-opportunity field for the next generation ...


Life Skills program prepares young adults for workforce:


Northwestern Energy has been participating in the Secondary Life Skills Program, which started in 1971, since at least the mid-1980s. Through the program, the chances are vastly increased that Tveter ...


Lawmakers eye new programs to boost tech workforce:


"Fulfilling our STEM research needs ... is essential for economic competitiveness," said House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) during a hearing on science, tech, ...


How Demographics, Automation, And Inequality Will Shape The Next Decade:




Worker shortage spurs uncharacteristic partnerships connecting colleges, business:


One state tries to close the odd divide between what students learn and employers need The $60 million collaboration is meant to help solve the confounding disconnect between what colleges teach ...


Workforce winning in latest state budget proposals; KS, MA, MI, OK, TN reviewed:


Workforce development programs and apprenticeships continue to win favor in many of the governors' state budget proposals. In our latest review of TBED initiatives being proposed in state budgets, ...


Governor Bullock visits as Bozeman's West Paw Designs offers state's first manufacturing apprenticeship:


Governor Steve Bullock touted that the program was driven by the company and was helping to increase the workforce for the manufacturing industry, which he said was booming in the state. Put simply, Bullock ...


The Montana Carpenters' Joint Apprenticeship Training Center Opens in Helena:


The Montana Carpenters' Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) opened its doors to the public on Thursday. It was an opportunity for the carpenters' union to show off the newly refurbished facility. The ...


Reskilling Revolution Needed for the Millions of Jobs at Risk Due to Technological Disruption:


Without reskilling, only 2% of workers would have an optimal opportunity to transition to new jobs - while 16% would have none at all A new report, Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of ...


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




Why are apprenticeships a good idea that have never really taken off in the U.S.?:



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