Category Archives: Skills that pay the bills (financial)

Time of Joy, Anticipation, and Hope!

Find a company that values employees! The first step is to develop a plan and take a look at the new images of the precision machined industry. Continue reading

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Help wanted now!

Apprenticeship programs are one of the best ways to pass on the skills and knowledge of current workers to incoming employees. Continue reading

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Bachelor’s Degree Cost and Benefits

“If the costs of attaining a bachelor’s degree continue to rise faster than the benefits of having a BA in this labor force, more middle- and lower-income families might be better served by being strategic and aiming for an associate … Continue reading

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Skills CAN Fill the Skill Gap

Lack of skills were found to be behind the skills gap for production jobs according to a new  report by Twin Cities Business Magazine. “Only in production work did lack of training seem to be a barrier for job candidates, … Continue reading

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Actually Skills Do Pay The Bills

The New York Times gets it wrong on  the skills gap, confusing cause and effect, ignoring facts, and making a false analogy. We’ll give you the link to their misleading article at the end of this post. It made a … Continue reading

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“Earn While You Learn” Or “Borrow Today, Pay Back Tomorrow?”

The Akron Beacon Journal front page story Sunday was titled More and More, Students Having Trouble Paying Back Their College Loans. A few quick takeaways- Borrowing over $100,000 to get psychology degrees did not create sufficient ROI to cover $900/month … Continue reading

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Why Manufacturing? The Earnings of New Hires In Manufacturing

U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration just released a new report that describes why manufacturing jobs are good jobs using compelling facts and data from the Quarterly Workforce Indicators report.  New hires in the manufacturing sector fare better … Continue reading

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