skills gap

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...
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...
We’re listening and we’re taking action. That’s the message of the “Working Wisconsin Listening Sessions” taking place at Wisconsin’s technical colleges. Beginning May 16 each college will host a 90-minute event with Jim Morgan, president of the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) Foundation...
Many writers, economists and business experts say to address the “skills gap” technical education and manufacturing need an image boost. Students and parents need to see technical careers as clean, well-paying jobs that require more brains than brawn. Bravo to the Greater Madison Chamber of...
Policies lagging to help maximize employment and fill skills gap Wisconsin unemployment figures peaked in 2009-2010, however technical college graduates continue to find employment in their fields and in relatively short time.
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