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Unprecedented skill shortages in labor markets across the U.S. often intersect with a desire for Justice System reform that provides pathways for Returning Citizens to thrive. When optimized in a regional workforce ecosystem, Returning Citizens are a high-performing group of working learners to boost a regional talent pipeline. In a two-part series, ACT's Ready for Work podcast examines a Five P's framework for re-entry success in Episode 32. Life-Changing Asset and Skill-Based Solutions iAlternative Sentencing for Episode 31 showcases the success drug court approach in Morgan County, AL.
Congratulations to the local Work Ready Communities in Bourbon County, Kansas, recipient of the Projects with a Purpose award, and the St. Louis, Missouri region, for the award on Community Innovation.
Since 2007, Boeing and St. Louis Community College’s innovative workforce development partnership has trained and positioned over 900 job candidates for successful careers at Boeing. STLCC and Boeing now announces the second run of the Boeing Pre-employment Training Program for high school seniors. WorkKeys requirements include 4 in Applied Math and Graphic Literacy with a 5 in Workplace Documents.
It’s easy for an executive to get lost in the demanding, broad responsibilities of the work and lose touch with the impact that your products actually have on the ground level, with the customers who use them. I had an experience last week that brought this point to light. Blog post by Suzana Delanghe
Missouri has a severe labor shortage, and it could get worse.
That’s the sobering lesson of Workforce 2030, a new report commissioned by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. The chamber hired Gallup to survey 1,000 employers, whose responses were pretty gloomy.