MAGNET, an Ohio MEP that recognized the growing need for high school graduates with STEM skills in order to sustain the manufacturing economy in Ohio, created an employer-led pre-apprenticeship program aligned with the Ohio Department of Education College and Career readiness graduation standards, and partnered with local public education and local employers.
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While technical skills are often industry-specific, soft skills such as professional communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and time management are valued by employers across sectors. The importance of these skills is widely acknowledged; yet, they are not taught with consistency or given prioritization.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections, computing occupations make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, yet less than 25 percent of U.S. schools currently teach computer science related courses.
The Center for Education and Workforce is travelling to states around the country to discuss the importance of high-quality child care.
Now that employer collaboratives have completed the first five steps of Talent Pipeline Management (TPM), they have the information needed to improve their ROI and respond to the needs of the collaborative through a continuous improvement process.
Public and private sector leaders in Kansas have adopted the Talent Pipeline Management approach to scale its Workforce AID initiative.
Step five of implementing a talent pipeline management strategy is to build the pipeline itself.