Funding for Professional Development
On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, President Trump signed legislation that renewed a federal workforce development program. Find out how this new law will create training and job opportunities around the country.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced an initial training and employment notice to expand high-quality apprenticeships. Find out what this means and how it will increase paid-training opportunities in the United States!
Companies are finally starting to see the importance and benefits of investing in talent development. Find out why organizations are starting to pay attention and which top companies are leading the way!
Lawmakers have approved a proposal that would require lobbyists to participate in annual anti-sexual harassment training in order to be licensed to lobby in the state Capital of Utah. On Tuesday the Utah House approved this proposal with a 58-11 vote, causing it to move on to the state senate for review.
On Tuesday the Senate Education Committee held a public hearing on a bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Andy Sanborn, of Bedford, who said the roughly $4 million the state spends on adult workforce training programs should be reserved for people who can legally work in the United States.
The National Science Board issued a companion policy statement saying that, “Our Nation’s Future Competitiveness Relies on Building a Stem-capable U.S. Workforce.” The NSB offered some ideas to help build the U.S. workforce of the future.
Educational institutions, federal governments and local governments are joining together to create nursing apprenticeships so that students can earn money and gain real experience while continuing to go to school.
The Walmart located in Leicester Massachusetts has taken major steps in using virtual-reality to train their employees.The assistant store manager, Scott M.Pelletier, received virtual-reality training in Walmart Academy on the deli, bakery, and produce departments. In addition he received virtual-reality training to prepare him for Black Friday, which he claimed was very similar to the real thing.
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