• Let’s Get Real about the Skills Gap and Start Solving It

    From Industry Week:  A 2018 survey published by the Manufacturing Institute says that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade and 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled. Now there...

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  • The Dangers of Skills-Gap Skepticism

    From The Hill:  Was America’s skills gap based on a lie? Some prominent progressives have referred to the idea of a national skills shortage as an “incredible cop out.” Others have claimed that the skills gap “was the consequence of...

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  • Apprenticeships, Work-Based Learning Help Close the Skills Gap

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  by guest columnist, Chris Caldwell Last week, a Wall Street Journal article highlighted that Foxconn, a Taiwanese supplier for Apple, is considering outsourcing Chinese engineers and skilled laborers for its new facility in...

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  • These 4 Myths About the Skills Gap Will Hold Your Company Back

    From Fast Company:  When it comes to competing in the workplace of the future, 80% of executives are worried about the availability of key skills, according to PwC’s 21st CEO Survey. This fear has led companies to invest...

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  • Severing the Skills Gap

    By Art McCoy, Superintendent, Jennings School District Education is changing. There are more middle-skill jobs than skilled employees available. Career pathways for prosperity are more popular than ever to businesses, chambers of commerce, and other stakeholders. Career...

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  • U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

    From NPR:  In the United States, there’s a record number of jobs open: around 6 million. That’s just about one job opening for every officially unemployed person in the country. Matching the unemployed with the right job...

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  • A Lesson We Should Have Learned as Children:

    “When you tell a lie long enough it becomes the truth.” by John Gaal Director of Training and Workforce Development St. Louis — Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council  Most experts would agree that, of all the industrial sectors...

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