Do Your Employees Need a Skills Bootcamp?

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 12/6/18 9:55 AM

In almost every industry, for almost every business, finding qualified middle-skills candidates to fill open jobs is difficult. The low unemployment rate isn’t helping. Jobs are harder to fill and keeping existing employees is more important than ever. Meanwhile, rapid changes in technology and the development of new ways of doing business, mean that even existing employees may not have the right skill sets.

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Topics: workforce training, career certificates, Skills Gap, Upskilling, soft skills

How to Build a Great Veterinary Health Care Team

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 12/4/18 12:00 PM

The quality of your staff goes a long way toward determining the quality of your veterinary practice. A great veterinary health care team can make your veterinary practice a success. Building such a team takes smart hiring practices and a desire to see every employee thrive.

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Topics: Vet Tech, Veterinary, AVMA, career certificates, Colleges & Career Schools

Mapping Out Retail Career Pathways

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 11/29/18 3:30 PM

Finding great retail employees isn’t easy. So when you have an employee who’s dedicated, hardworking, and customer service oriented, you want to keep them as long as possible. Retaining employees for the long term is possible if you give them clear career pathways.  

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Topics: Retail, career diplomas, career certificates

Graduate Your Employees with Honors: Collegiate Training for Today’s Industrial Workers

Posted by Marie Murphy on 11/27/18 9:35 AM

Across the skilled trades, a growing skills gap is leaving employers struggling to fill open positions – especially those that require college-level training. In an effort to address this, many employers are sponsoring education opportunities to upskill the workers they do have with the skills needed to enter new positions.

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Topics: Forward Thinking Careers, Industrial, Manufacturing

The Future of Work for Middle Skills America

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 11/15/18 3:17 PM

Employers in the United States have a problem. The skills gap, the space between what job seekers know and what employers need them to know, is widening, especially for middle-skills workers. Educational institutions offer degrees, but no guarantee that those credentials will lead to actual jobs for their graduates. Staffing agencies and workforce boards are operating in their individual silos, often relying on outdated philosophies.

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Topics: Forward Thinking Careers, Middle Skills Gap

How to Get Your Apprenticeship Program Approved by the DOL

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 11/15/18 9:52 AM

Many businesses are turning to apprenticeship programs to help them train qualified employees. In a tight labor market, where many employers are struggling to find employees who have the right skills, apprenticeship programs just make good business sense. That may be why the number of active apprentices has grown 42% since 2013.

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Topics: Apprenticeship, workforce training

At Penn Foster, Every Week is National Apprenticeship Week

Posted by Marie Murphy on 11/13/18 3:44 PM

The growing skills gap has been felt across industries, leaving countless job opportunities open because of a lack of skilled talent. One proven practice for upskilling learners to fill those in-demand roles, especially those in the skilled trades, has been apprenticeship programs.

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Topics: Middle Skills Gap, Apprenticeship, workforce training

How Practices Can Best Utilize Veterinary Technicians

Posted by Emma Rose Gallimore on 11/8/18 3:13 PM

The best veterinary practices are built on strong veterinary health care teams. To build an exceptional team, you start with a college-educated, credentialed veterinary technician or a driven and enthusiastic person who is willing to pursue education and credentialing. Without a credentialed veterinary technician, veterinary practices are unlikely to achieve their full potential. Veterinary technicians elevate the standard of patient care, build client satisfaction, and improve their bottom line.

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Topics: Veterinary, Vet Tech, AVMA

Phoenix Rising YouthBuild: Rising to the Occasion

Posted by Jake Sotir on 10/31/18 12:58 PM

Since 2014, Penn Foster and YouthBuild USA have partnered to provide YouthBuild students with Penn Foster’s accredited high school diploma program as well as other relevant skills training to prepare students for their future careers.

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Topics: Youth Organizations, Opportunity Youth, High School Completion, YouthBuild

YouthBuild Turns 40: A Rich Past Lays Framework for Bright Future

Posted by Frank Britt on 10/29/18 11:13 AM

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending YouthBuild’s 40th Anniversary Celebration & Gala in New York City. The event brought together YouthBuild leaders, program graduates, ardent supporters, and partners like Penn Foster to celebrate YouthBuild’s rich history and bright future.

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Topics: YouthBuild, Opportunity Youth

 

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