Helping Apprentices and Other Workers Gain In-Demand Skills

An updated Advanced Manufacturing Model is now available on the CareerOneStop Competency Model Clearinghouse. Businesses, higher education, and workforce development organizations can use the updated model when developing curriculum, identifying workforce skill gaps, and detecting competencies required for credentials. The refreshed model helps ensure that workers learn skills that employers...

The U.S. Needs More Apprenticeship

A nationwide shortage of trade workers had led many businesses and politicians to support more trade education and apprenticeship programs. I addressed this in a previous blog. What is meant by apprenticeship? The term is loosely used to describe a variety of on-the-job training (OJT) programs, but true apprenticeship involves a...

We Won’t Solve America’s Skills Gap Until We Acknowledge Our Own Awareness Gap

It’ll advance younger generations—and the U.S. economy. The chasm between the skills that U.S. employers are looking for and the abilities that potential hires actually possess is approaching epidemic proportions. Businesses in virtually every industry are struggling to find workers who have the academic, technical and professional skills to consistently excel and succeed in the...

Northwest State Apprentice Program

Custom Training Solutions, a div. of Northwest State Community College is your connection to providing your employees with a robust and successful apprenticeship program. Whether you chose a State Registered Apprenticeship Program, an Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program, or Work-Based Learning we are here to help you create a predictable and...