Employment and Jobs

States Are the Laboratories of Upskilling

September 29, 2015  • UpSkill America

It was nearly 100 years ago that States were declared “laboratories of democracy” by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann. The survey of news articles below from September 2015 shows it is equally true that States are laboratories of upskilling. Check out these stories for how various states are working to promote the upskilling of workers to help expand economic opportunity for its workforce and provide a prepared workforce for businesses.


32 teams seek grants to get workforce projects off ground


Lambert plays host to regional work force development meeting

Georgia Residents Could Attend Technical College Free


Grant brings free technology training to Teton Valley


Evanston mulls youth workforce development programs


Kentucky gets $6.7 million workforce, education data access grant


BRCC welding, pipefitting classes to spark workforce


OCC awards $1.5 million in training agreements with 7 companies


$1.2 Million grant to expand skills training at East Central College


Workforce roll-out: Programs work to recruit workers back to Montana

New Jersey

Cumberland County set to open new workforce center

New York

Center for Workforce Development to offer Culinary Arts Program

North Carolina

Workforce grants help businesses with training

UNCW Receives $390,000 for Workforce Development in Clinical Research


Governor Mary Fallin: Building a stronger workforce


Walmart grant could be ‘keystone’ for hundreds of new jobs


Texas Workforce Commission speaks on Skill Development Fund

Colleges, companies support the future of petrochem


CCV to offer free workforce development courses and workshops


Charlottesville Chamber highlights workforce development programs at summit


State Board awards job training grants for local businesses


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