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How Many Truly Need a 4-Year College Degree?

In a recent article for the Bloomington Sun Current, Karen Kersten of the Center of the American Experiment writes that not as many opportunities as you might expect actually require a 4-year college degree.  Read the full article here....

Why Do We Have a Skilled Trade Shortage?

"We may not have enough skilled workers to go around. How did it get to this point?" asks Paul F. P. Pogue in an article for Angie's List. "Every day, the shortage in the skilled trades becomes more acute. According to numbers from the National Electrical Contractors...

Women in Plumbing: A Rewarding Career

January 31, 2017 By Kelly Faloon From PMMag.com And it’s becoming more appealing to some women as plumbing contractors are becoming more willing to teach them how to be a plumber. It’s no secret the construction trades are in a workforce crisis. Many articles have...

Top Jobs Where Employers Can’t Find Enough Candidates

November 2, 2016 By Surajit Dasgupta From Profit.NDTV.com Despite a slowing global growth, 40 per cent of employers across the world are having difficulty filling positions. This is according to a recent survey from global staffing solutions provider ManpowerGroup. It...

Technicians Among Hard-to-fill Job Positions

October 18, 2016 From TodayOnline.com SINGAPORE — More employers are having problems filling job vacancies, a worldwide survey has found, reflecting the mismatch in jobs and skills that government leaders recently highlighted while addressing the rising number of...

New Finance Program Starting At Six Delaware Schools

September 20, 2016 By Saranac Hale Spencer From DelawareOnline.com Six schools across Delaware are launching a financial education program geared toward under-served students. The curriculum was developed by a New York-based nonprofit group called NAF, which partners...

House Passes Perkins Reauthorization Bill

September 15, 2016 From CTEPolicyWatch.ACTEOnline.org On Tuesday, September 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5587, the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act, by a vote of 405 to 5! ACTE and Advance CTE applauded the bill’s passage in a joint...

Scholarships help Minnesota women trade fields

September 7, 2016 By Gail Rosenblum From StarTribune.com Tovah Penning knows hard work. Four years ago, at age 19, Penning got pregnant. She moved back home with her family in Blaine and worked full-time as a McDonald’s manager for $9.50 an hour while her mom cared...

Ask Your Members of Congress to Support Perkins Reauthorization

September 7, 2016 From CTEPolicyWatch.ACTeonline.org Congress returns from its summer recess today for its final weeks in session before the 2016 election. Among the crucial pieces of unfinished legislative business before the House and Senate is passing Perkins...

Women Leaders Boost STEM Fields—the Numbers Prove It

july 36, 2016 by lisa mckale from progressivewomensleadership.com Are you a woman who works in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) profession? Even if you don’t, we bet you do interact with women in STEM fields to do your job. There’s some solid proof that...

Wooing More Plumbers (water technicians)

July 17, 2016 By Iddy Mwema From DailyNews.co.tz D I S T R I C T Commissioners and Councils have been directed to employ more water technicians to achieve water development projects to ensure access of safe and clean water. However, well-wishers and Tanzanians in...

Argentina Government Concerned By Skilled Labor Shortage

July 11, 2016 From BuenosAiresHerald.com Gov’t report calls for educational focus on future job demands to thwart low productivity, wages Argentina must urgently re-train its labour force if it wants its workers to have access to quality jobs in the future, as the...

College Kids, With Kids

July 6, 2016 By Jamie Merisotis and Anne-Marie Slaughter From NYTimes.com IN the last year or so, dozens of employers — from the Navy to Goldman Sachs — have begun offering or expanding benefits like paid family leave and job-sharing that enable parents to better...

Surging Local Service Demand

June 28, 2016 From: Free-Press-Release-Center.info Reports released last year by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics indicate higher than average growth should be expected for the plumbing industry. An estimated 30 percent uptick in demand for services among the...

Visiting Labor Market Expert Predicts Worker Shortage

May 27, 2016 By Kristine Goodrich From MankatoFreePress.com NORTH MANKATO — A looming worker shortage “has been a long time brewing,” the director of the state's Labor Market Information Office told Mankato area business leaders Tuesday. “A shortage of workers is...