There's a ton of writing about careers and education on the web every month. Here are some of the articles we found most interesting this month: including 2013's best paying jobs, Laurens County's pro-active plan to develop a stronger workforce for the future, and more.
Although the concept of the skills gap is getting increasing coverage in the news lately, it’s an issue that Piedmont Technical College is constantly working to address. The college is working directly with companies throughout its seven county service region to launch several new programs designed to help ensure a ready pipeline of skilled workers.
If you’ve been watching the news for the last few months, you’ve probably heard a few stories about how recent college grads in some fields are having trouble finding employment. This has led some to question whether college is still a good investment. If you’re curious, the answer is pretty simple. Yes, it’s still a good investment.
You’ve made the decision to go to college. You’ve applied and been accepted to the school of your choice. You’ve picked your major. You’ve even bought your school sweatshirt. Now what?
Unlike many training providers who utilize “canned” training materials, your technical college understands the needs that are most prevalent in your area and is prepared to deliver training that is customized to meet these needs.
The latest buzzword in manufacturing is Mechatronics. A widely accepted career in Europe since the nineties, Mechatronics has only recently been recognized as a new career opportunity in Upstate South Carolina.
Developing a comprehensive training plan may be a completely new concept at your company, or you may have one that you’ve been using for years that is no longer meeting the needs of your organization. Regardless of your situation, it is important to develop and maintain an effective training plan with your company’s goals in mind.
There are more than 3 million job openings in the U.S. right now. According to a recent study from the Manufacturing Institute, 600,000 of those jobs are in manufacturing alone. When you hear numbers like that in light of the economic trouble the country has been having for the last few years, it seems impossible.