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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 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Siemens Foundation: STEM Middle-Skill Initiative
he Siemens Foundation has launched a workforce development program to help close the opportunity gap for young adults in STEM middle-skill careers. Leveraging the experience and expertise of Siemens as an industry leader and pioneer in workforce development, the Foundation identified this crucial area as a place where we can have an important impact on America’s workforce.
siemens  workforce-development  STEM-workforce  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Manufacturing is cool again and it needs skilled workers - Detroit Free Press
For the past several decades, the number of professionals entering manufacturing had decreased as many talented, young professionals have sought work in Silicon Valley and other tech regions. This is no longer the case.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Technology 202: Technology companies turn to apprenticeships in tight labor market - The Washington Post
Seventeen companies, including IBM, Ford, Canon, Sprint, Postmates and Bosch, have committed to expand apprenticeships to thousands of workers across 20 states to help fill a shortage of trained tech talent.
apprenticeships  workforce-training  skills-gap  workforce-development  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in the New Normal - Area Development
Siemens has taken a new proactive approach to fulfilling its labor force needs with revamped recruiting, onboarding, retention, and training programs.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  Siemens  STEM 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
How Manufacturers Will Tackle the Talent Shortage in 2019 - IndustryWeek
The lack of workers is one of manufacturing's most dire situations. The good news is 2019 will be a year the industry attacks it head on.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  labor  skilled-labor  STEM  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development  workforce-development  workforce-training 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
What Is the Future of Work? - Area Development
As they look to the future, today’s HR leaders need to quickly adjust to change and technological innovation in the 21st century. In this interview, Cheryl Cran, a “future of work expert,” discusses why companies must build “future-ready” workplaces that are attractive to multiple generations of diverse workers. They also need to locate these workplaces in dynamic communities that will provide the workforce with a fulfilling lifestyle.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  labor  economic-development 
8 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
Why Foxconn Is Considering Engineers From China - Forbes
Some controversy emerged with a report that Foxconn, a Taiwanese company, plans to transfer engineers from China into Wisconsin to staff its large expansion into the state. A look at the demand for high-skilled talent nationwide and the small number of graduate students in key technical fields at Wisconsin universities might make Foxconn’s thinking more understandable.
foxconn  workforce-training  skills-gap  wisconsin  Around-the-web 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Companies in Virginia’s I-81/I-77 Region Partner With Colleges to Design Customized Training Programs - Area Development
Virginia’s I-81/I-77 region’s manufacturing base of automotive-related and other high-tech companies is taking advantage of its ability to mobilize and customize workforce development programs.
area-development-features  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  automotive-industry  high-tech  innovation  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  labor  skilled-labor 
october 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
Manufacturing is firing on all cylinders, but a lack of skilled workers is squeezing the sector - CNBC
The U.S. manufacturing sector is booming — adding 350,000 jobs since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. But while a strong economy is helping to bolster the industry, it's also being crunched by an increasingly tight labor market, leaving companies in short supply of workers they desperately need to meet capacity.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  labor  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  site-selection 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
At Gigafactory, Workers from Japan teach Americans to Make Batteries - KUNR
In recent years, companies around the country have complained that many American workers lack the skills needed to operate in manufacturing. As KUNR’s Tim Lenard reports, battery-maker Panasonic is bringing over specialists from their factories in Japan in order to train new workers at the Gigafactory outside Reno.
tesla  batteries  electric-vehicle  tech-transfer  skills-gap  workforce-training  gigafactory  Around-the-web  this-week-434  insider-9-10-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Tennessee’s Comprehensive Workforce Development Efforts - Area Development
From offering free postsecondary education to partnering with employers on workforce training programs to identifying skills gaps, Tennessee is tackling the challenge of fulfilling industry’s short- and long-term labor force needs.
area-development-features  Matt  Tennessee  south  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  jobs  workforce-training  Location-notebook 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Automated vehicles will create a shift in workforce demands - MSUToday - Michigan State University
Due to existing truck driver worker shortages, and the belief that automated technology will largely support truck drivers instead of replacing them, truck drivers are not likely to be displaced in large numbers.
automotive-industry  workforce-training  freight-logistics  trucking  autonomous-vehicles  Around-the-web  this-week-434 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Thinking Outside the Box to Fulfill Workforce Needs - Area Development
Some businesses are looking to nontraditional labor pools — including ex-offenders, recovering addicts, and those with disabilities — as potential employees.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Helping U.S. Manufacturers: What works? - Agracel, Inc.
One of the chasms in today’s political economy relates to manufacturing. Broadly speaking, many elites believe that the one-two punch of globalization (trade) and technology (robotics) has effectively knocked out the sector. But many people disagree. Or, more precisely, they believe that with the right policies, we could support more factory jobs in more places than we do now.
government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web  this-week-426  infrastructure  workforce-development  public-private-partnerships  industry-clusters  workforce-training  university-economic-development 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Small Nevada businesses struggle to find qualified candidates – Las Vegas Review-Journal
High and many other small-business owners in Nevada have hit a wall finding employees with the right skill sets. A 2018 survey by Nevada State Bank and Applied Analysis found more than two-thirds of businesses find it somewhat or very difficult to recruit qualified candidates. The state’s education system and a lack of economic diversification may be at fault, experts say.
jobs  workforce-availability  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-training  las-vegas  regional-reports  Nevada  Around-the-web  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
may 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
How the World’s Biggest Companies Are Fine-Tuning the Robot Revolution - WSJ
Automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where machines take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative duties
this-week-425-top  Around-the-web  automation  skilled-labor  shop-floor  workforce-training 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Colleges are Adding Programs in a Once-Decimated Industry - Assembly Magazine
As robots take over much of the manual labor in factories, the new jobs being created tend to require computer and engineering skills and advanced training. That’s helped to fuel a boomlet of college investment in manufacturing programs.
u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-training  skills-gap  automation  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-424-top  Around-the-web 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Time for Retraining Is Now - MIT Sloan Management Review
Rather than wait to see the answer about whether more jobs will be lost or be gained, we need to act now to enable current employers and employees to gain the skills they are going to need in the brave new world of AI technology. Let’s look at some examples of what is currently being done.
automation  industry4.0  workforce-training  STEM-workforce  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-422-top  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
States equip employers to drive apprenticeship - Brookings
It is certainly good news that more policymakers are on board with expanding apprenticeship, but since the whole point of apprenticeship is to provide paid, work-based learning experiences, more employers need to get on board as well. After all, they’re the ones with the jobs. 
government-policy  apprenticeships  workforce-training  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-422  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
States, industry partners launch workforce training efforts focused on 21st century jobs in CA, KY, MD, MI, NC, TN - SSTI
Due to the effectiveness of employer-sponsored training program, U.S. states are working to build partnerships with industry partners that leverage public resources to help develop a 21st century workforce that addresses specific industry needs. Over the last month, partnerships have been announced between states and key industry leaders including AGCO, CVS, Tesla, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Some of those collaborations are detailed below.
government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  skilled-labor  workforce-training  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Tax Reform Through the Eyes of a Design-Build CEO - Area Development
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act gives businesses more incentive to expand in the U.S. as well as provide employees with better equipment and training.
area-development-features  Matt  taxes-incentives  government-policy  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  workforce  workforce-training 
march 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
How to Reform Worker-Training and Adjustment Policies for an Era of Technological Change - ITIF
Rather than slow down technological disruption to protect a small number of workers at the expense of the vast majority who are benefiting, policymakers should focus on doing significantly more to help those who are displaced transition successfully into new jobs and occupations.
workforce-training  retraining  industry4.0  manufacturing-automation  automation  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-413  insider-4-25-2018 
february 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
French Companies Have Newfound Freedom … to Fire - The New York Times
Just weeks after France’s labor overhaul went into effect, companies are readily taking advantage of new rules that make it easier to hire and fire. But the other changes, those designed to help cushion the blow like retraining programs, haven’t been put into place yet, leaving workers vulnerable to a coming wave of downsizing.
labor  labor-costs  organized-labor  workforce-training  government-policy  france  Around-the-web  this-week-411 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Heroes MAKE America: New Program to Train Veterans for Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
Manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Koch Industries, Arconic, Parker Hannifin Corp. and many others have committed to contributing to the success of the program, as well as hiring veterans upon completion of the 10-week training.
veterans  workforce-training  workforce-development  industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-411 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
The False Promises of Worker Retraining - The Atlantic
Despite assurances from policymakers that retraining is the key to success, such programs have consistently failed to equip workers with the preparation they need to secure jobs.
workforce-training  workforce-development  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
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
How Millennial Workforce Trends Are Affecting Business - Area Development
Companies looking to hire millennials need to take into account their lifestyle and workplace preferences, while figuring out how to train them and integrate them into a multigenerational workforce.
area-development-features  Matt  millennials  economic-development  site-selection  workforce  labor  quality-of-life  workforce-training  urbanization  cities  Metros  tech-forum 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Workforce Recruitment and Hiring Strategies - IndustryWeek
A gap of 20 million workers means it is imperative now for manufacturers to reach far beyond their traditional recruiting efforts if they want to survive.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  skilled-labor  labor  jobs  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development  workforce-development  workforce-training 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
We Need More Women In STEM: The Girl Scouts Want To Help - Fast Company
The first step is proving to young girls that they can make a difference in typically male-dominated fields. What’s next, and more complicated: Keeping their interest and confidence as they learn.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  STEM  skilled-labor  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  women-in-manufacturing  economic-development  insider-8-23-2018 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
DeVos says U.S. has emphasized four-year degrees at the expense of work-force training - Inside Higher Ed
Education secretary calls for more emphasis on work-force training. Many experts -- including those focused on careers -- say general education matters more than she suggests.
this-week-405  jobs  workforce  Around-the-web  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  workforce-training  apprenticeships  economic-development  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Why Skilled Labor is the No. 1 Location Driver for Manufacturers Today - Quality Magazine
The state of U.S. manufacturing is a hot topic in national economic and political conversations today. Issues like tax reform, trade partnerships and regulations are fueling a national debate over how to create and retain U.S. manufacturing investment and jobs.
this-week-403  Around-the-web  Matt  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  jobs  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Workforce Certifications Will Help to Close the Skills Gap - Area Development
Promoting the pursuit of in-demand manufacturing certifications will result in a win-win situation for both the manufacturer and the community in which it chooses to locate.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  workforce-training  apprenticeships  economic-development  labor 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Is the '9-5' Job Done? U.S. Workers Look to New Ways of Working - ManpowerGroup
New Research from ManpowerGroup Sheds Light on What People Want and the Rise of NextGen Work
- Ninety-four percent of workers are open to NextGen Work
- NextGen work is a choice (81 percent) not a last resort (19 percent)
- It's not just for Millennials - cash, control and skills development are priorities for all
- Meaningful work and employer appreciation are valued more by Boomers than any other generation
workforce-development  workplace-trends  humanresources  skilled-labor  workforce-training  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
The Impact of Substance Abuse on Finding a Quality Workforce - Area Development
Employers are paying the price for America’s drug problem in terms of finding a quality workforce, and communities with histories of substance abuse are falling off site selectors’ lists.
area-development-features  matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  site-selection  economic-development 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Workforce of the future - The competing forces shaping 2030 - PwC
We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and 'thinking machines' are replacing human tasks, changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. But what will the future look like?

This isn’t a time to sit back and wait for events to unfold. To be prepared for the future, you have to understand it.
workforce-development  automation  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-397-top  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Front Line: A New Focus on Apprenticeship Programs - Area Development
Apprenticeships have entered the spotlight as a promising solution to the shortage of skilled workers, especially for manufacturers.
area-development-features  Matt  frontline  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Infrastructure, Training Boost Growth in South Carolina Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
Business-friendly tax and training policies along with its strategic location and infrastructure are helping South Carolina attract and grow its manufacturing sector.
this-week-396  Around-the-web  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  taxes-incentives  ports  intermodal  supply-chain  logistics  infrastructure  manufacturing  workforce-training 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople - PBS
Career education boosters also say job-focused courses — and accompanying apprenticeships, can provide students with essential “soft skills” such as communication and conflict resolution that foster teamwork and reduce stress.
this-week-396  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  jobs 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
New Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in the City of Lebanon, Indiana, Helping to Address Workforce Needs - Area Development
The new Gene Haas Training Center in the city of Lebanon, Ind., which is served by IMPA, is providing CNC and robotics training to employees of area companies, as well as to the general public.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  indiana  midwest  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  robotics  robotics-manufacturing 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Skilled, Motivated Workforces Continue to Lure Auto Companies to Mississippi - Area Development
Mississippi is strengthening the state’s productive workforce to help manufacturers like Toyota and Calsonic Kansei meet and exceed their production goals.
area-development-features  Matt  mississippi  south  toyota  automotive-industry  manufacturing  workforce  skilled-labor  workforce-development  workforce-training 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Project 95 - Innovating to Bring New Prosperity to Rural Tennessee - Area Development
By utilizing a multifaceted approach that includes an available facility, workforce training and support, incentives, and other assistance, Tennessee’s economic development team plans to bolster the economy of one distressed county at a time.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  Tennessee  south  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  workforce-training  taxes-incentives  manufacturing 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree - NYTimes.com
This skills-based jobs approach matters at a time when there is a push to improve the circumstances of those left behind in the American economy, many of whom voted for President Trump.
this-week-390  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  manufacturing  tech  technology  high-tech  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Good-paying jobs in NE Ohio remain unfilled because workers lack credentials - cleveland.com
A report by the Cleveland Foundation and Team NEO said there is high demand for computer and IT workers in Northeast Ohio, but not enough residents have postsecondary credentials in this area.
Around-the-web  this-week-388  workforce-training  regional-reports  ohio  economic-development-news 
june 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
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
State grants, partnerships focus on workforce needs in several states - SSTI
Noting a growing need for additional education to meet workforce needs, several states have announced programs focusing on education and workforce needs, channeling state funding to grants that will focus on aligning learning opportunities with business and industry needs, or creating new initiatives in the private sector
workforce-development  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  workforce-training  this-week-382  Around-the-web 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech Companies Look to Reinvent Eastern Kentucky Workforce - US News
nterapt is one of several companies hoping to jump-start eastern Kentucky's economy by reinventing its workforce. A manufacturing school to teach out-of-work coal miners how to operate advanced computer numeric control machines is scheduled to open this year. And Bitsource, a software and website development company, has been coding for two years in Pikeville after hiring former coal miners.
workforce-training  regional-reports  kentucky  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Retraining Paradox - The New York Times
Many Americans need jobs, or want better jobs, while employers have good jobs they can’t fill. Matching them up is the tricky part.
Around-the-web  this-week-379  workforce-development  workforce-training 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Retraining Paradox - The New York Times
Many Americans need jobs, or want better jobs, while employers have good jobs they can’t fill. Matching them up is the tricky part.
workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Smart manufacturing technology is a dumb idea without good leadership - Tech Target
A manufacturing CEO explains why the IT-driven revolution in the factory won't amount to much without an educated, engaged workforce and credibility and respect from top managers.
advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-378-top 
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
Pentagon told to boost manufacturing engineering education - Science - AAAS
The legislation creates a grants program for which companies, nonprofit organizations, and academic-industry consortia would be eligible as well as universities. It contains a broad description of what counts as an education program including classroom and lab activities, internships, faculty development, and recruitment, and a host of interactions with the private sector and national laboratories. Those activities may include training current and former members of the armed forces and their dependents. It also says the winning applicants should be dispersed across the country “to the maximum extent practicable.”
defense-sector  workforce-training  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-374 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers Procrastinate as Skills Gap Looms - IndustryWeek
U.S. manufacturers face an "extreme talent gap" but a report from ToolingU-SME finds too many companies are procrastinating rather than taking action to bolster their workforce.
this-week-372  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing 
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
America’s Promise to Fund Manufacturing Education - Gray Construction
Good as far as it goes, but some hidden resources can do more for manufacturers. Beginning October 1, thousands of people who want to gain advanced manufacturing skills will be eligible for two years of free college.
government-policy  workforce-development  technical-college  taxes-incentives  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-364 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Will the A&D workforce be prepared for the future? - Industrial Insights - pwc
Workforce issues in aerospace and defense (A&D) are near the top of the list of challenges facing the industry. A significant number of workers in A&D are eligible for retirement or approaching retirement eligibility in the next five years. But the industry has little attrition and a low retirement rate
workforce-aging  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  Aerospace  industry-reports  this-week-363  Around-the-web 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Regional Talent Attraction Study Results: It’s Not All About Core Cities - Area Development
As many regions have become equally or more concerned with supporting existing companies than with recruiting new businesses, attracting and retaining talent has become a focal point. Which counties are standing out with high net migration and skilled job growth?
economic-development  site-selection  workforce  Metros  workforce-development  workforce-migration  workforce-training  skilled-labor 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Eliminating the Automotive Industry Skills Gap - WardsAuto
Car manufacturing is increasingly complex, with advanced and fast-changing equipment down the assembly line. Companies can deliver training systems that are convenient, compelling and intuitive.
skilled-labor  workforce-training  automotive-industry  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-357 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Beaver County 'upskills' to prepare for Shell plant — NewsWorks
While job opportunities in the 10-county Pittsburgh region are increasing, the workforce is struggling to keep pace — even before the Shell jobs became a possibility.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  jobs  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  energy  shell  economic-development  site-selection  pittsburgh 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
South Korea-Based Lotte Chemical-Axiall Corp Plan $3 Billion Complex In Lake Charles, Louisiana - Area Development
LACC LLC, a joint venture of South Korea-based Lotte Chemical and Axiall Corp., will build a $1.9 billion ethane cracker complex near Axiall’s existing manufacturing plants in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  louisiana  south  chemicals-industry  korea  location-USA  FDI  manufacturing  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  workforce-training 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Grant Thornton Expands Presence In Arlington, Virginia - Area Development
Grant Thornton, a leading U.S. professional-services firm, will invest $15.75 million to consolidate offices and grow its presence in Arlington, Virginia. The company plans to retain 994 jobs and create 348 new jobs in the northern Virginia region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  office  arlington  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  workforce-training 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
3 Improvements Needed for the New Manufacturing Workforce - IndustryWeek
While America is shedding manufacturing jobs, American manufactures cannot find the workforce needed to keep up with the growing demand for their services. To meet this challenge, the industry needs to focus on three areas of improvement.
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june 2016 by areadevelopment
Supplier Collaboration Critical to Success - IndustryWeek
A look at how Pratt & Whitney manages its extended supply chain reveals the importance of working with small suppliers and community colleges.
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june 2016 by areadevelopment
'Manufacturing Is Not Dead' In Connecticut: 98% Of Grads Find Work After Community College Programs - Hartford Courant
With manufacturing in Connecticut on the rebound, state officials pitched a community college program Wednesday intended to meet rising demand for workers.
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