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Aspen Economic Strategy Group Presents Policies to Increase Work, Wages, and Skills - The Aspen Institute
The volume is organized according to three policy goals: (1) upskilling America’s workforce, (2) increasing prime-age labor force participation, and (3) expanding private-sector wage growth among low- and middle-income workers.
industry-organizations  skills-gap  workforce-development  education  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-448  government-policy 
8 days ago by areadevelopment
This Graduate School Helped Make New York Appealing to Amazon - The New York Times
So far, 534 of the school’s graduates — of whom, more than 60 percent remain in the city — have been hired by Google, Bloomberg, Microsoft and other technology companies.
amazon  Around-the-web  Matt  HQ2  education  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  tech  high-tech  technology 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Amazon ‘HQ2’ Site-Selection Process and the Quality of K-12 Education Factor! - Our Time Press
My advice to cities, whether choosing or not to compete for an Amazon, is to think economic-globally by investing locally in K-12 public education.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  matt  education  amazon  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  headquarters 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Closing the Skills Gap Could Be as Simple as ABC - strategy+business
Alongside educators, businesses need to build a pipeline from the classroom to the workplace so the skills taught today match the skills that’ll be in demand tomorrow. The key is for business leaders to understand how their organizations are going to change so they can proactively consider how to upskill their workforces accordingly. Envisioning this future state will soon be one of the most critical roles of the CEO.
education  workforce-training  labor  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-443  insider-12-6-2018  insider-12-20-2018 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The future of work won't be about degrees, it will be about skills - CNBC
Rapid technological change, combined with rising education costs, have made our traditional higher-education system an increasingly anachronistic and risky path. The cost of a college education is so high now that we have reached a tipping point at which the debt incurred often isn't outweighed by future earnings potential.
labor-costs  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  education  Around-the-web  this-week-443  insider-12-20-2018 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Is Your New Economy Workforce Hiding Where You Least Expect It? - Area Development
To get a complete picture of a location’s workforce, site selectors need to look beyond costs to educational attributes and quality of life among other factors.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  workforce  skilled-labor  labor  education 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion - The New York Times
Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence — how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful tools of A.I., but also to thoughtfully weigh its ethical and social implications. A.I. courses, conferences and joint majors have proliferated in the last few years.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  AI  tech  high-tech  technical-center  advanced-industries  advanced-technology  university-economic-development  education  advanced-manufacturing 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Developer proposes STEM school for 723-acre IBM Somers site - Westfair
A more than 700-acre Somers campus that once hosted thousands of IBM employees could become home to a private high school focused on science, technology, engineering, math and arts studies.
Around-the-web  this-week-436  Matt  STEM  education  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  workforce 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Innovative University Partnerships Advance the Fintech Landscape in Florida - Area Development
As the “Fintech” industry’s need for employees with advanced IT and cybersecurity skills grows, locations that can provide such a workforce are becoming hotbeds for the industry.
area-development-features  Matt  fintech  tech  technology  high-tech  economic-development  site-selection  Florida  south-atlantic  university-economic-development  education  innovation 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
America's High-Tech STEM Crisis - Hudson Institute
America is in a race for high-tech supremacy with China. The question is, whether we will have enough future engineers and scientists to secure our lead in that race; or whether, for the first time, leadership in advanced technologies will pass to a leading geopolitical and economic competitor.
competitiveness  china  STEM-workforce  education  workforce-training  Around-the-web  skills-gap  this-week-436  insider-12-6-2018 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Apprenticeship Program Hits New Hampshire Milestone - US News
A The New Hampshire Department of Labor says the 500th student in New Hampshire has completed a registered apprenticeship through a program in which community colleges work with employers in health care, manufacturing and other industries.
apprenticeships  education  labor  government-policy  new-hampshire  Around-the-web  community-colleges  this-week-435 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Orlando: A Prime Destination for a STEM Workforce - Area Development
Although Orlando already has a labor pool possessing STEM skills, it continues to build that resource through a collaboration between its educational institutions, the tech community, and government.
area-development-features  Matt  orlando  Florida  south-atlantic  manufacturing  STEM  workforce  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  education 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
15 companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree - CNBC
The economy continues to be a friendly place for job seekers today, and not just for the ultra-educated — economists are predicting ever-improving prospects for workers without a degree as well.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  education 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
The Education and Labor departments were made for each other - The Washington Post
The Education Department was created not so long ago, in 1980. But from a labor force perspective, 1980 was a different epoch. Back then, two-thirds of jobs required no more than a high school education. Remarkably, 30 percent of good jobs were held by high school dropouts. Now, 55 percent of good jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree.
workforce-development  government-policy  education  labor  Around-the-web  this-week-430  sfp-insider-9-25-2018 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Tennessee Promise paying off - SSTI
New data analyzing the first cohort of Tennessee Promise students reveals a higher graduation rate and increased number of students earning a college credential when compared to the previous year’s non-Promise cohort. The program was proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and approved in 2014, a part of the state Drive to 55 initiative, intended to increase the number of Tennesseans with a college degree or credential to 55 percent of the population by 2025. The Promise program was the
Tennessee  workforce-training  workforce-development  community-college  technical-schools  education  labor  Around-the-web  this-week-425  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Grads - Livability
From job opportunities to culture to affordability, here are the 10 best cities in America for college grads to start their next chapter.
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  education  university-economic-development  workforce  skilled-labor  jobs  economic-development  cities 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Useful Stats: R&D personnel by state and metro area - SSTI
Across the nation, R&D at colleges and universities plays an important role in generating promising inventions, training our STEM talent pipeline, and supporting regional economic development. An SSTI analysis of National Science Foundation data finds that higher-education R&D (HERD) is a multi-billion dollar industry that directly employs nearly one million personnel on projects and grants in the United States. However, the locations of R&D projects and personnel differ greatly by state and region.
education  university-economic-development  STEM-workforce  research&development  research-commercialization  Around-the-web  this-week-420  insider-4-25-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Iowa Sets Ambitious Workforce Education Goals - Area Development
In order to satisfy workforce needs, Iowa is fostering K–12 STEM education and aiming to increase postsecondary education and training via free community college and other measures.
area-development-features  Matt  iowa  midwest  manufacturing  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development  site-selection  education 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
The Geography of Millennial College Graduates - CityLab
Millennials are more distributed across cities, suburbs, and exurbs than is commonly thought, but the clustering of college graduates does reinforce the country’s spatial inequality.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  millennials  workforce  cities  education  university-economic-development  insider-4-25-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
First Person: Apprenticeship Programs Are a Win-Win for Industries and Workers - Area Development
Area Development’s editor recently asked Kim Nichols, the CEO of Franklin Apprenticeships, about how modernized apprenticeships can change the perception of the manufacturing industry while helping to satisfy its workforce needs, as well as the needs of other advanced industries.
area-development-features  Matt  apprenticeships  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-training  education 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
5 ways for public sector leaders to accelerate innovation in 2018 - CIO
Different approaches that can help to further advance the way ideas are sourced, shared, scoped and shepherded through the innovation process, so that public sector organizations can improve the yield of ideas moving through their pipelines.
this-week-411  Around-the-web  Matt  public-private-partnerships  community-development  quality-of-life  economic-development  education  innovation  tech  startup  entrepreneurship  tech-forum 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Tale of two Rust Belts: Higher education is driving Rust Belt revival but risks abound - Brookings
In the last entry of this series, I explored how some communities in the Great Lakes-Rust Belt region have managed to leverage particular assets or adopt innovative economic development strategies–efforts that are succeeding in rebooting local economies for a new era. These places are successfully shaking off their “rust.”
Around-the-web  this-week-409  rust-belt  economic-development-news  regional-reports  workforce-development  midwest  education  labor  workforce-training 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
On their way? A portrait of young adults - BROOKINGS
A good job providing entry into the middle class increasingly requires a college education, but large numbers of young people in the United States may not reach this level of economic refuge.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  education  skilled-labor  economic-development 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
A Tale of Two Recoveries a Decade Since the Recession - GOVERNING
The largest metro areas and those with highly educated workforces have rebounded well, but many other regions have struggled to recover job losses.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  education  Metros  cities  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  economic-development  site-selection 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
A Fast-Growing New Jersey College Builds A Town To Go With It - Philadelphia Magazine
Rowan University's explosive growth had Glassboro officials worried that students would overrun the center of town. So Rowan and Glassboro went in on an all-new one to take care of that problem.
this-week-405  Around-the-web  Matt  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  education  university-economic-development 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
The Fragile State of the Midwest’s Public Universities - The Atlantic
University research is in trouble, and so is an economy more dependent on it than many people understand. Federal funding for basic research—more than half of it conducted on university campuses like this one—has effectively declined since 2008, failing to keep pace with inflation. This is before taking into account Trump administration proposals to slash the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) budgets by billions of dollars more.
Around-the-web  this-week-400  midwest  university-economic-development  research&development  research-commercialization  education 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Five reasons why “downtown universities” matter for economic growth - Brookings
The value of the nation’s higher education system is usually expressed as just that—education. But while the educational mission of America’s colleges and universities is critical, often missed or neglected by local and national policymakers is the value of these institutions to economic growth.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  education  university-economic-development  cities  urban-revitalization  economic-development 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Wisconsin's schools seek to shorten the workforce pipeline - wiscnews.com
Gov. Scott Walker and business leaders are urging high school students to consider two-year degree options rather than a traditional four-year degree as they hasten more workers into the job market and try to fill positions that require more technical training and skills than jobs of the past.
this-week-397  Around-the-web  Matt  wisconsin  midwest  workforce  workforce-development  apprenticeships  manufacturing  education 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump gets something right: Apprenticeships and social mobility - Brookings
Job vacancies are at historic highs, despite high rates of non-employment. One big reason: a lack of workers with the specific skills required by employers.
this-week-396  Around-the-web  Matt  apprenticeships  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  education 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Special Investment Report: Infrastructure Investment, Educational Resources Support Florida’s Diverse and Growing Economy - Area Development
Florida has a dynamic and diverse economy that spans a wide range of industries and employs some 8.5 million people. Last year those businesses created nearly 250,000 new jobs, but fell 50,000 short of the state’s peak in 2015.
area-development-features  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  education  infrastructure  jobs  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover - The New York Times
In a 2014 article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mayor Bill Peduto compared Carnegie Mellon, along with the University of Pittsburgh, to the iron ore factories that made this city an industrial power in the 19th century. The schools are the local resource “churning out that talent” from which the city is fueled.
pittsburgh  metros  urban-revitalization  education  skilled-labor  inward-migration  millennials  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Tennessee reconnects with adult students, aims to boost workforce - SSTI
Adults in Tennessee seeking to return to the classroom will have a new option for free tuition at community colleges, part of an expansion of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program.
education  workforce-training  regional-reports  economic-development-news  government-policy  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-386 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump and jobs: Tech companies' progress so far - CNBC
IBM, Amazon, SoftBank, and Alibaba all made high-profile pledges to create U.S. jobs. Progress has been mixed, with Amazon hiring the most so far.
new-collar-jobs  workforce-development  high-tech  skilled-labor  skills-gap  education  technical-schools  apprenticeships  IBM  amazon  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Jack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Old Economy - Bloomberg
The world must change education systems and establish how to work with robots to help soften the blow caused by automation and the internet economy, Ma said in a speech to an entrepreneurship conference in Zhengzhou, China.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  robotics  education  internet-of-things  ecommerce  high-tech  technology  tech  jobs  automation 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada Tries to Turn Its A.I. Ideas Into Dollars - The New York Times
Now bringing A.I. home is a priority for the Canadian government, companies, universities and technologists. The goal, they say, is to build a business environment around the country’s expertise and to keep the experts its universities create in the country.
skilled-labor  high-tech  workforce-training  education  innovation-hubs  canada  silicon-valley  university-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Tennessee Automotive on the Road to Prosperity - Area Development
The automotive industry is making a significant contribution to Tennessee’s economic growth, while partnering with the state’s educational institutions in order to satisfy its need for workers with specialized skillsets.
tennesee  south  Location-notebook  area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  education  skilled-labor  workforce  jobs  advanced-manufacturing  public-private-partnerships  economic-development  site-selection 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
How About Investing in Human Infrastructure? - HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business School
If there is a topic more frequently discussed than infrastructure decay in the US, it’s inequality. Both are important sources of lost productivity and economic growth. The largest investment in human infrastructure in the nation’s history, called the GI Bill, had one of the highest rates of return to the economy that the government has ever realized.
government-policy  education  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-381-top 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
As It Pulls Up Stakes in Kentucky Town, Toyota Donates Lab for STEAM School - IndustryWeek
With the help of $6.8 million in renovation money from the state of Kentucky, a former Toyota laboratory will be converted to a high school focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM).
kentucky  Around-the-web  this-week-381  regional-reports  corporate-headquarters  workforce-development  education  automotive-industry  toyota 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Strengthening the Workforce Bridge Between Community Colleges and Employers - EdSurge News
When one thinks of community colleges, one often pictures students, both young and young-at-heart, looking to hone skills to prepare them for further schooling or career opportunities. Yet a sometimes overlooked part of that community are local companies and businesses that hope—and need—to find skilled workers.
this-week-377  Around-the-web  Matt  education  public-private-partnerships  jobs  skilled-labor  workforce  workforce-development  labor  millennials 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Why Apprenticeships Are Back - CityLab
Employers need skilled workers; young people want a path to a good job without accruing lots of debt. Twenty years ago, a manufacturing worker might have operated a machine on a factory floor. Today, that worker would need to understand not only how to operate the machine, but also how to program and maintain it. Similarly, many health care workers, such as medical coders and health information managers, now need to know IT as well as the basics of medicine.
this-week-376-top  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-training  education  labor  economic-development  apprenticeships  manufacturing 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Workforce Workshop: Evaluating a Community’s Labor Pool - Area Development
The company must identify its needs, canvass local markets, and assess prospective locations’ educational resources before it can make a site decision.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  workforce  skilled-labor  education  workforce-development 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
A College Comes With a Side of Economic Stimulus - Bloomberg View
There are relatively few sure-fire ways for the government to boost long-term productivity growth. Expanding higher education might be one of them.
this-week-372  Around-the-web  Matt  education  university-economic-development  college  workforce  workforce-development 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
There’s an Antidote to America’s Long Economic Malaise: College Towns - WSJ
Half the manufacturing-heavy areas in the U.S. that lost lots of those jobs but had surprisingly good overall employment growth since 2000 are home to a major university.
education  workforce-development  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-372  college-towns 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Google Effect Rubs Off on Schools in One Rural Oklahoma Town - The New York Times
Students at Pryor High School study robotics. Elementary schools have basic computer programming classes using free laptops, online collaboration software and Wi-Fi spread across this small town in Oklahoma’s Green Country.
Around-the-web  Matt  oklahoma  southwest  Google  tech  high-tech  technology  rural-economy  rural-economic-development  education 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Higher Ed for Hire: Providing Fuel for High-demand, High-skilled Jobs - Area Development
Long-term university-industry partnerships, agile community college curriculums and creative government funding are providing the “secret sauce” for workforce development and a supportive pipeline for future regional industrial growth.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  education  university-economic-development  public-private-partnerships  skilled-labor  STEM 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
The metro talent competition: attracting and growing highly educated workers - Brookings Institution
These talent magnets face two potential risks. One is that their business communities, which have come to rely on imported talent, may underinvest in local systems designed to equip home-grown populations with access to critical skills and economic opportunities. This could further exacerbate the growing economic inequality that characterizes many regions with large in-state/out-of-state attainment differences, and threatens stable, long-term economic growth. A second risk stems from evidence that long-distance migration continues to decline, even among younger populations, which suggests limits to overreliance on an attraction strategy for regional human capital development.
leading-locations  workforce-migration  workforce-development  Metros  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  education  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
South Florida universities accelerate entrepreneurship programs - Miami Herald
South Florida’s colleges and universities have made the leap into experiential entrepreneurship education, with training and programs that go beyond the classroom, beyond the business plan contests, beyond the E-clubs.
this-week-370  Around-the-web  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  miami  south-florida  bioscience  biotech  life-sciences  education  university-economic-development  entrepreneurship 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
For higher-education firepower, cities should check their own backyards - Brookings Institution
In terms of economic impact, some schools are household names. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, and a handful of other elite universities dominate the business news with multimillion-dollar corporate partnerships and blockbuster startups spurred by star faculty, students, and alumni.
this-week-368  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  education  public-private-partnerships  startup  innovation 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
North America’s Robotics Renaissance Fueled by Skilled Labor - Area Development
A new generation of collaborative robots is increasing industrial efficiency and productivity while the increasing affordability of advanced robotics technology has the potential to quickly make smaller businesses more competitive. A key to unlocking that potential will be meeting the industry’s need for skilled labor to drive robotics-related research and commercialization.
area-development-features  Matt  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada  skilled-labor  workforce  workforce-development  education  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  robotics 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Building the Next Generation Workforce | Millennials in Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
Manufacturers must do more than promote the “coolness” of today’s technologies. They need to communicate the educational requirements for succeeding in manufacturing careers, so that students can understand the skills they will need.
this-week-364  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  workforce  millennials  workforce-development  tech  technology  high-tech  education 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Lakeshore Learning Materials Locates Distribution Center In Woodford County, Kentucky - Area Development
Lakeshore Learning Materials, a developer and retailer of high-quality educational products, will locate a 500,000 square foot fulfillment and distribution center in the Midway Station industrial park in Woodford County, Kentucky. The company will make an investment of more than $47.4 million and is projected to create 262 full-time jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  kentucky  south  jobs  distribution-facility  fulfillment-center  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  education 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
How Cities Can Use Local Colleges to Revive Themselves - The Atlantic
The University of Akron’s leftover expertise in manufacturing tires is now changing the way the world makes everything from lipstick to medical devices.
this-week-348  Around-the-web  Matt  education  university-economic-development  ohio  midwest  workforce  manufacturing  workforce-development 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Global Companies Partnering with U.S. Universities - Area Development
Hundreds of U.S. universities are collaborating with global companies to help them bring innovative ideas to the American marketplace.
economic-development  university-economic-development  education  innovation  workforce 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Tennessee - Innovations to Meet Workforce Needs - Area Development
Tennessee is actively addressing the challenge of providing companies expanding and locating in the state with a skilled workforce.
area-development-features  Matt  Location-notebook  Tennessee  south  manufacturing  workforce  skilled-labor  advanced-manufacturing  education 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
2U Inc​. Relocates To Expanded Operations Center In Lanham, Maryland - Area Development
2U Inc., a leader in technology-enabled education headquartered in Prince George’s County, is moving its headquarters to Lanham, Maryland. The facility will accommodate the company's expanding growing workforce.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  maryland  mid-atlantic  technology  education  headquarters  ed-tech  tech  high-tech  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Watch Your Back, Technology Is On The Verge Of Putting Many Office Jobs At Risk - Co.Exist
Technology is changing so fast that what kids are learning in college is out of date by the time they graduate.
this-week-340  Around-the-web  Matt  technology  jobs  workforce  education 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Out with the Department of Education, and in with the Department of Talent? - The Washington Post
Given that nearly every GOP primary debate features candidates rattling off a laundry list of the federal departments they’d eliminate as president, any proposal to create a new agency likely will never see the light of day no matter which party wins the White House in November.
this-week-337  Around-the-web  Matt  education  workforce  talent 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing looks to inner-city schools for workforce - HartfordBusiness.com
To replace its aging and retiring workforce, Connecticut manufacturers must find an untapped cache of younger workers, and workforce development professionals say urban schools offer the best solution.
workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-327  education  u.s.-manufacturing  connecticut  workforce-aging  technical-collecges  millennials 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Automotive Companies Partner with Mississippi Colleges To Be Ready for Day-One Production - Area Development
Mississippi’s research institutions collaborate with the state’s automotive manufacturers and suppliers providing innovative solutions to production and workforce challenges.
area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  workforce  workforce-development  education  mississippi  south 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Top States for Doing Business 2015: Site Selection Consultants Survey Results - Area Development
States that consistently rank at the top for business performance know what it takes to be successful — an attractive business environment (taxes, incentives, permitting), labor pool (cost, availability, education, skill level, training), and infrastructure/global access (transportation infrastructure, energy costs, intermodal capabilities, certified sites).
area-development-features  Matt  top-states-for-business  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  workforce  education  infrastructure  energy  certified-sites 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Amherst forms town-gown collaborative to address housing, economic development - GazetteNet.com
A newly appointed group of residents, University of Massachusetts students and UMass and Amherst officials will work together on housing and economic development initiatives aimed at improving both the town and campus.
this-week-320  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  university-economic-development  education  Massachusetts  new-england 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Community colleges are moving to fill manufacturing skills gap - Crain's Cleveland Business
With the help of a federal grant, community colleges across the state are taking steps this year to better prepare the next generation of workers for manufacturers and other industries.
this-week-320  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  education  ohio  midwest 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Baldwin, Michigan, Decided to Send Every Kid to College With Scholarships - The Atlantic
Residents of Baldwin, Michigan, pooled together their money to provide scholarships for everyone, and it changed the town profoundly.
Around-the-web  this-week-319  Michigan  workforce-development  education 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Industry/Education Partnerships Hold Promise for Advanced Technology Industries - Area Development
As older skilled workers retire and younger workers take their place in industries with constantly evolving technology, the boundaries between industry and academia have begun to blur.
area-development-features  Matt  advanced-technology  education  technology  manufacturing 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Getting Kids Interested in Manufacturing Careers - IndustryWeek
How industry partners and a middle school in South Carolina created a real-world collaboration program that works.
workforce-development  education  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
MAC’s tuition-free manufacturing program to hold tour - Daily Journal Online
The MoWINs Advanced Manufacturing training programs at Mineral Area College – which are free of tuition — are paying off for many students. The programs prepare workers to earn nationally recognized credentials endorsed by area employers and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
education  technical-college  advanced-manufacturing  workforce-development  this-week-316  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
We Need Alternatives to College for the Workforce of the Future - Etale
When we look at studies about workforce development and the perceived need for more college graduates, they are sometimes based on the skill and degree requirements listed on job postings and anticipated future job postings.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  education 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Analyzing Talent Flow: Identifying Opportunities for Improvement - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
In order to establish a more streamlined, efficient way for employers to communicate the required skills and competencies for success, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is exploring an employer-driven approach to improve talent flows for critical jobs in key sectors (e.g., manufacturing, healthcare) at the regional level. Talent Flow Analysis is a process for describing and analyzing the flow of workers into and out of a targeted set of jobs that are most critical for the competitiveness of employers and the region in which they do business.  
education  workforce-development  government-policy  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-315 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
WNC manufacturing technician credential - NevadaAppeal.com
A Manufacturing Technician credential could lead to more job opportunities in Northern Nevada, especially with Tesla Motor’s gigafactory already under construction in nearby Storey County.
this-week-314  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce-development  education  manufacturing  Nevada  mountain-states 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
In Newark, higher ed’s renewed focus on manufacturing aims to reclaim Edison’s legacy - Brookings Institution
The zeal for product development and manufacturing has deep roots in Newark. For over a century, the city was a pioneer in America’s adoption of new industrialized methods and a production-based economy.
newark  new-jersey  u.s.-manufacturing  education  research-commercialization  this-week-311  regional-reports  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Eyeing Tesla, college offers new 4-year degree in logistics - San Francisco Chronicle
A community college in Reno is becoming the first in Nevada to establish a new four-year degree in logistics to help meet anticipated demand for skilled workers at Tesla Motors and other high-tech companies moving distribution hubs to the region.
gigafactory  education  workforce-development  logistics  Reno  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
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