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A look at this week’s top news surrounding workforce development:

Through a new competency-based learning program, Western Kentucky University will offer degrees in advanced manufacturing.
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The numbers are in – a high level of job openings accompanied by low levels of hiring reveals a mismatch of skills in the labor market.
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In the city of San Diego, new research and public and private resources are coming together to define and address the region’s skills gap.
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Job projections for Massachusetts suggest job-training systems currently in place will fail to keep pace with employer demand for skilled workers.
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With baby boomers retiring, companies like Whirlpool in Ohio are turning to apprenticeships as a means of passing knowledge and building key skills.
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A look into Delaware’s Advanced Manufacturing Pathway illustrates the power of partnerships and work-and-learn programs.
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