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$500,000 Manufacturing Scholarship Helps Close Skills Gap

12/22/14 3:30 PM

It seems like a scene from a movie: A billionaire walks into the room, announces that he wants to help Montanans get high-paying jobs, and donates $500,000 in scholarships for underprivileged students and war vets. It’s not a scene, though – it was a real billionaire with real money in Helena,...

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3 Ways to Close the Skills Gap with Today's Workforce

10/24/14 11:30 AM

You may have heard that US manufacturers are facing a shortage of skilled workers — a shortage so severe that in 2011, 600,000 jobs went unfilled. What's the big deal, you ask? Plenty of kids graduate from high school and college each year. Surely they'll fill that gap.

Actually, they won't unless...

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