Apprenticeship Works, When Done Right
(12/19/17) As manufacturers face a significant and growing skills gap, we can no longer sit back and wait for students and workers to prepare themselves for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs. Instead, we must take a proactive role in building our future workforce, shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s adaptable and technology- savvy employees. But what is the vehicle for ensuring students and workers have the skills and experiences they need to succeed in a manufacturing career?
Transforming Apprenticeships for Today’s Economy
(11/8/17) Employers across economic sectors recognize that the most successful workforce preparation strategies are “work-and-learn” models – strategies that combine job-related instruction with hands-on application, skills assessment, mentorship and paid work with a pathway to employment. When work and learning are aligned with industry-required skills, the benefits for students, workers, employers and the entire economy are clear and powerful.
National Network Members Selected for Apprenticeship Task Force
U.S. DOL Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta yesterday announced members of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, which includes representatives from five of the National Network of Business and Industry Associations member organizations: Joshua Bolten, CEO, Business Roundtable; Emily DeRocco, Founder and CEO, E3 Engage Educate Employ and Director, National Network of Business and Industry […]
A Sweet Side of Work-and-Learn: Connecting Veterans to Careers
As employers in every sector struggle to find candidates for hard-to-fill jobs, they are looking to fresh ideas for managing their talent pipeline. Two promosing appraoaches are recruiting veterans, whose military experience and acquired employability skills poise them for success in a civilian career, and implementing work and learn models that give candidates key work […]
Envisioning Education 4.0
Manufacturing 4.0 is a compelling vision of a new industrial transformation driven by increasingly rapid advances in digital technologies that are led by manufacturing but are spreading throughout the entire economy. A major barrier to the fulfillment of that vision is the growing shortage of workers able to keep pace with those advances due largely […]