Best Practices: Center for Education and Workforce
Not everything is peachy in the state of Georgia. In a place where almost 1.5 million adult residents (about 1 in 3) have not graduated from high school and the unemployment rate tops 8%, this home to 15 Fortune 500 companies has a serious skills gap.
The sprawling city of Houston, often called the energy capital of the world, is home to thousands of companies engaged in energy-related work. The energy industry has enjoyed success in recent years, driving much of the area’s economic growth and employment.
Oklahoma State Senator Susan Paddack knew she had to do something to better prepare students in Pontotoc County for careers. The idea started in her office, when she asked two students shadowing her at the State Capitol what they wanted to do after graduation.
Maybe you look back fondly on your Scouting days, when you sold cookies instead of stocks and trudged through the woods instead of piles of paperwork. Maybe you still have a soft spot for that little sash covered in all the badges you earned over the years.
As summer quickly approaches, thousands of eager teenagers will flood the job market in search of an internship experience to give them a taste of the working world.
For thousands of high school students, a summer or afterschool job in a restaurant is their first introduction to the workforce. But while many young people transition to other career paths, some wish to continue in the industry.
The U.S. manufacturing sector is more productive than ever, yet it is continually confronted with the challenge of finding technically trained people to work on its modern equipment. Illinois-based Caterpillar Inc. is no different.