Help Wanted

May 2, 2013

A recent study by the Washington Roundtable reports that there are tens of thousands of open, but unfilled jobs here in Washington state. Employers desperately want to hire. The difficulty is finding workers with the right knowledge and skills. The so-called "skills gap" has the potential of costing the state's economy billions of dollars as employers look elsewhere to obtain workers qualified in science, technology, engineering and math. Our discussion will focus on the efforts being made to develop people ready for the modern workforce by institutions like Bates Technical College and public/private workforce development entities like Workforce Central and NFIB.


Program will be available online after broadcast.

Resources:

Bates Technical College
Work Force Central
National Federation of Independent Business
Washington RoundtableWashington Work Force Association
The Role of Workforce Development Councils in Washington
Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
Workforce Board
Glass Sisters



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