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Maintaining American Competitiveness Through Improved Workforce Training: A Guest Post By Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC)

0 May 7, 2014  featured, The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

In order to maintain American competitiveness, we must ensure that our 21st Century workforce includes the highly skilled and trained craftsmen and professionals that our economy requires. Over the years, federal workforce training and workplace development programs have been added and existing programs have been modified in order to address spikes in unemployment.  While these […]


Career and Technical Education Popular Among US Governors

0 February 28, 2014  The Skills Gap, Workforce Issues

Workforce development, career and technical education, and job readiness have become some of the most talked about issues as states kick off their 2014 legislative calendars.  One reason these topics have become so popular is because many of our state governors have made them top legislative priorities for their administration.  The most compelling evidence of […]


Success in the New Economy: Technical Skills vs. College

0 February 7, 2014  Construction Training, featured, The Skills Gap

This video comes to us from Citrus College and beautifully lays out the real facts and stark realities that many students don’t consider when making decisions about post-secondary education.  Because student’s rarely make a decision this important in a vacuum, this video should be required viewing for parents, educators and counselors, as well.  Help us […]


Students get a Running Start on Choosing a Career

0 January 24, 2014  Careers in Construction, featured

The construction industry is constantly fighting to find their way into high schools across the country to show students the opportunities that a career in construction holds and build the skilled workforce needed to keep up with the demand of labor. When ABC New Mexico Chapter’s Carla Kugler began her job as Education & Safety […]


CTE Hearing Highlights Industry Participation Needs

0 November 26, 2013  featured, Workforce Issues

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing to investigate proposals for improving career and technical education (CTE) funding programs through the Carl D. Perkins Act re-authorization.  In his opening remarks, Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) mentioned the sub-committee testimony of Al Bargas, president of the ABC Pelican Chapter in […]


Career and Technical Diploma Enacted in Florida

0 October 25, 2013  Workforce Issues

A new law was signed in by Florida Governor Rick Scott to create two diplomas tracks for students interested in either a four-year college or a career and technical pathways.  By signing Senate Bill 1076, Governor Scott has empowered students on a career-focused pathway to achieve the skills necessary to compete for jobs in high-demand […]


Workforce Development Conference Request for Presentations

0 August 23, 2013  Careers in Construction, On The Job

Share your wisdom, knowledge and experience in workforce development and training by presenting at the 2014 Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Workforce Development Conference in Birmingham, Ala., on April 29 – May 2.  ABC is calling on experts in construction craft training, workforce development, Career and Technical Education, training partnerships and public policy to share […]