Content tagged with “Training and Placing Workers in the Skilled Trades”
"Think of that manufacturing plant. Think about a job being open for a year." Jim Ryan, President of W.W. Grainger, Inc. describes the costs and challenges of filling open positions for a...
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“Why at a time of high employment, do companies like Pacific Gas and Electric have open unfilled positions?” Yonnie Leung Senior Manager for Workforce Development of Pacific Gas and Electric responds.
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"We're trying to build that link between employers and the necessary skills for entry-level employment." Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht talks about need for better conversation...
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“Haven’t you concluded that we are looking in the wrong places and coming to the wrong conclusions?” University of Pennsylvania Professor Peter Cappelli argues that historically speaking, there is...
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"Companies that have been on the sidelines, can’t stay on the sidelines." Jim Ryan asserts that workforce training must happen through public-private partnerships.
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“We’ve got a 88% placement rate six months after graduation” Bryan Albrecht points to success in job placement for his students through partnerships with business, but points out the challenges his...
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“The short answer is no.” Jim Ryan says this is a solvable problem and businesses are beginning to see the supply chain challenge as a matter of competitiveness.
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“We are asking students to be venture capitalists.” Peter Cappelli describes how poorly employers have done in predicting what they want. Students are left guessing where to target their studies....
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