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Ag Explorer Virtual Field Trips allow career exploration:


Taking students beyond their classroom's walls and helping them explore leading agricultural businesses across the country is the goal of the Ag Explorer Virtual Field Trips. With one in three people ...


Blue-collar men are riding America's economic wave. Women? Not so much.:


Well-paying jobs that don't require a college degree are multiplying at the fastest rate in three decades, offering more Americans a path to the middle class. But economists warn one group is missing ...


The Henry Ford launches $150 million comprehensive campaign for workforce development:




Steve Bullock: Striving for good jobs for all Americans:


Every state and every governor in the country face a litany of challenges that impact almost every demographic. During my time as governor of Montana, I've heard from a lot of people from all different ...


The Coders of Kentucky A bipartisan effort to revitalize the heartland, one tech job at a time.:




Guest opinion: New training puts Montanans to work in high-demand jobs - The Department of Labor continues to focus on programs that address our workforce shortage.:


Montana created 4,600 jobs and reported the fourth fastest wage growth among states over the last decade. Over the last year, average wages increased by 3.2 percent, and all regions of the state experienced ...


$3M Grant to Assist University of Montana Students Pursuing Health Careers:


The United States Health Resources & Services Administration recently awarded a $3 million grant to investigators in the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy. The five-year grant will assist ...


Machines will create 58 million more jobs than they displace by 2022, World Economic Forum says:


In the next four years, more than 75 million jobs may be lost as companies shift to more automation, according to new estimates by the World Economic Forum. But the projections have an upside: 133 million ...


Governor Bullock Hosts First Workshop on 'Good Jobs for All Americans':


'Good Jobs for All Americans' to offer comprehensive approach to guide nation's governors towards a more advanced and productive workforce Governor Steve Bullock this week is hosting the first ...


How the Great Recession Changed American Workers:


"One in five employees lost their jobs at the beginning of the Great Recession. Many of those people never recovered; they never got real work again." Technically speaking, the financial crisis of ...


Governor Bullock to Tour Tribal College Apprenticeship Projects:


Governor's Office partners with tribal colleges to offer first-of-their kind apprenticeships Governor Steve Bullock will tour first-of-their-kind tribal college apprenticeship projects to support ...


Montana will offer registered apprenticeship in brewing:


At the 2018 Labor Day Report presentation on Tuesday, Governor Steve Bullock announced that the first-ever Montana Registered Apprenticeship in brewing will begin soon in Helena. The apprenticeship ...


Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney talks importance of learning trades in Butte:


Lt. Governor Mike Cooney stopped in Butte to push the administration's message of encouraging more young people to learn a trade. Cooney visited Highlands College and toured the auto mechanics school ...


Analysis: Retrain Coal Workers for Solar Power Jobs:




Apprenticeship program offers college alternative for MT high school graduates:


Libertas, a year-long apprentice program, plans to expand as more students shy away from a college degree. The Libertas program is targeted at young adults and works at teaching them fundamental life ...


USDA Invites Partners to Join the Rural Workforce Innovation Network (RWIN):


Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is inviting organizations to join a national network of public-private partners to support rural workforce development ...


Seattle's Apprenti seeks to take its tech apprenticeship program nationwide:


Shawn Farrow had been trying to get a full-time job in the tech industry since getting his associate's degree in computer science from a Seattle-area community college in 2013. He was attending a coding ...


Manufacturers Increase Efforts to Woo Workers to Rural Areas:


They call it the "Not So Heavy Metal" tour. It's a lighthearted effort by Minnesota-based Alexandria Industries to introduce middle and high school students -- as well the general public -- to ...


Taking a deeper look at Montana's workforce programs - State Workforce Innovation Board (SWIB) Seats available on the Board :


The state of Montana has a healthy unemployment rate of 3.8 percent and there are jobs available for those who are seeking to increase their wages. As the chair of the State Workforce Innovation Board ...


Governor Bullock Creates Future Ready Cabinet:


Future Ready MT Cabinet to unite talent pipeline efforts and build trained workforce Governor Steve Bullock today signed an executive order creating the Future Ready MT Cabinet to coordinate education ...
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Millions of educated, experienced workers have been tossed aside by a strong economy:


The job market looks awesome. Unemployment is near its lowest levels since the 1960s, we're in the midst of the largest, longest streak of payroll growth in recorded history and there are signs employers ...


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, ...

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