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By Erin Eagan
October is Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin, when the spotlight shines brightly on an industry that accounts for $58 billion of the state’s annual economic output. Unfortunately, a recurring theme with Manufacturing Month over the years has been the industry’s struggle to find skilled workers in...
By Erin Eagan
Apprenticeships are a proven pathway to employment, providing Americans with the skills and knowledge they need to land good-paying jobs. Recognizing this, in his 2014 State of the Union address President Obama included a call to action prioritizing apprenticeship training to help close America’s...
By Erin Eagan
As our economy stabilized after the Great Recession, the restaurant industry began a resurgence not seen in years. With so many new restaurants popping up nationwide, the culinary industry has been facing a surge in job openings — and a shortage of chefs and cooks to fill them. The shortage is felt...
By Erin Eagan
Adult learners, also called non-traditional students, come from a variety of backgrounds — all with their own unique reasons for delayed enrollment. Some have been at home raising a family, while others have been in the workforce but are looking for a career change. Many never got the chance to go...
By Erin Eagan
It seems we are finally past the point of wondering, “Does a middle-skills gap exist in America?” Instead, we’re now asking, “How can we start to bridge America’s skills gap?” In a survey of 2,000 employers conducted by Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation ,...
By Susan Pohorski
If you and your child are looking for careers with a bright future, consider the many occupations in Information Technology, or IT. As parents, our job is to prepare our children for the future. To help them learn the skills necessary to live their lives independently. We want them to be able to...
Whether you are a high school student trying to decide what career to pursue or someone who took a career path and discovered it wasn’t right for you, the Career Interest Questionnaire can help. Are you someone who likes to operate machines and keep them in good repair? Maybe you are patient and...
By Susan Pohorski
Do you remember helping out in the kitchen, licking the beaters while your mother or dad made cookies? You probably had to put on an apron and step up on a stool to reach the counter when you poured ingredients into the bowl. When I was in high school, my job was making salad for dinner. I loved...
We parents want the best for our children. We want them to grow up to be productive members of society with the ability to have a satisfying career that provides for themselves and their future families. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month is a great time to start your child on his or her...
By Susan Pohorski
How will you spend the last week of 2014? Many of you will sleep in and spend hours playing video games or binge watching Family Guy or Pretty Little Liars . Hopefully, you will find some time to get off the couch and go outside for some physical exercise. (Skiing anyone?) After you check your...

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