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

With 90 percent of Ohio contractors reporting a shortage of skilled job candidates, public and private entities are working together to create opportunities to train prospective talent – including apprenticeships.
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In Louisiana, collaboration between educators and employers is making a dent in improving the region’s shortage of skilled workers.
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The State University of New York is expanding the use of micro-credentials across its system. These college-backed certifications of a student’s qualification in a specific set of skills or area of study are picking up steam.
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New data from the California Economic Summit shows that the Golden State’s continued economic success depends on adding one million new workers with middle-skilled credentials.
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Representatives from Volvo voiced the need for a highly skilled local workforce in South Carolina during a recent panel.
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SUNY Buffalo State has launched a 12-month program to train students in advanced manufacturing techniques.
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JP Morgan Chase & Co. is making a $250 million investment towards closing the skills gap through its New Skills at Work initiative.
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The Chicago Tribune reports that companies in Indiana are growing, but 3/4 of employers are having trouble filling skilled positions.
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