careers

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...
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...
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...
By Susan Pohorski
When friends or family come to visit, where do you like to take them? A state park? An ethnic festival? A golf course or a bike trail? Maybe Wisconsin Dells, Door County or a Brewer game? There are so many things to see and do in our state. That’s why visits to Wisconsin topped 100 million last...
By Susan Pohorski
Just how many jobs are out there for Wisconsin technical college graduates? A look at the job openings posted by Wisconsin employers on the Wisconsin TechConnect website reveals skills employers are searching for. Graduates with marketing degrees have the most number of opportunities (3,500+)...
Ashley Pieper will graduate from Nicolet College this month with a degree in Graphic Design. The road to her career achievement was long and winding with some wrong turns. Sometimes when you think you know what your dream job is, you’re wrong. “I don’t think I spent enough time talking to my high...

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