skills shortage

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 ,...
The future of higher education in America must include adult career pathways, according to Morna Foy, president of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). Foy recently spoke on Blogtalkradio about the importance of adult career pathways to potential students and employers. “This is the...
You could be the answer to Wisconsin’s skills gap. Maybe you chose to go to work rather than pursue higher education after high school or chose to remain at home with your children. Now you are finding your opportunities limited, as technology brought huge changes to the workplace. It’s not too...
A lot of people are talking about wages in the skilled labor market these days. Some say low wages are the reason for the lack of qualified applicants for skilled jobs in Wisconsin. However, looking at starting salaries without accounting for potential growth in earnings can be shortsighted. Salary...
While many employers are desperately seeking “skilled workers” they also want employees who can communicate well, resolve conflicts, solve problems, work well with others and show up on time. Wisconsin technical colleges have found ways to teach both technical skills and these “soft skills.” Soft...
Just as many factors contributed to the current skills gap in Wisconsin, closing the gap requires the cooperative efforts of several entities. Observers in the media, government, education and business each have their own take on the situation. Some point to the aging workforce retiring without...
If you've read a newspaper or been online lately, chances are you've read about the skills shortage or the workforce paradox. The situation is frustrating manufacturers, vexing human resource managers and inhibiting economic recovery.
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