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Cracking the code: IT-Ready opens the tech industry door

September 2020 Update: Since the onset of COVID-19, Creating IT Futures has moved its no-cost, classroom-based IT-Ready curriculum online, while taking into account various...

I Want That Job: Power line technician

Jacob Wageman served in the Marines for nine years. Upon being discharged, he was unsure of what he wanted to do. However, he soon...
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Equality is opportunity: INROADS turns dreams into reality

The lessons of the past continue to inform the present and future of INROADS, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in America’s...
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Free to succeed: The Last Mile trains the incarcerated to become...

Formerly incarcerated. It is a title that follows the check mark on the job application question “Have you been convicted of a criminal offense?” The...
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Changing lives, saving lives

Update—July 2, 2020: In early 2020, Tri-C launched a new training facility with multiple buildings, including a residence, a two-story commercial building, and a...
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Service with a smile: Alaska’s solution for America’s dental care crisis

Update—July 2, 2020: The ADTEP training has pivoted some classes to Zoom, but completion for the current DHAT trainees is delayed. Due to COVID-19,...

Telecommuting is on the rise and workers like it

As technology has evolved, it’s become easier and easier for people to work remotely. The number of people who don’t go into the office—instead...

Recognizing skills earned in the workplace

How do hiring managers measure talent? Traditionally, the resume has been seen as a proxy for success, along with a college degree. But those measurements...

Integrating and leveraging the skills of older workers

Workers 65 and older are the fastest-growing segment of the nation’s workforce. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that between 2014 and 2024...

Constructing a skilled worker pipeline

Three out of four construction companies will have job openings this year. Water and sewer construction projects, bridge and highway, schools and hospitals are...