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NAWB in the News Jan 29 – Feb 4

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Jan 29 – Feb 4


The Business Journal
Family matters the Focus of Fresno Workforce Board Training
Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board (WDB) has been selected as one of the 12 WDB selected for the National Association of Workforce Boards Innovate+Educate (I+E) Project. Supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the I+E Project will provide training to WDB personnel to identify problems in the family unit that may affect unemployed job seekers.


Albuquerque Business First
Innovate+Educate and National Association of Workforce Boards Announce Twelve Winning Partners for Family Centered Employment
Innovate+Educate (I+E) and the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) announced 12 (twelve) winning applications to join a Community of Practice for family centered employment strategies to launch the third year of a W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) grant.


HR Dive
The 'pioneer mentality' of Las Vegas must include workers, study finds
The "Pioneering Mentality" of Las Vegas will need guidance to keep pace with the future of work, including long-term investment and planning for policymakers to educate and upskill the city's workforce, according to a new study from the the Bertelsmann Foundation and the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB). A new microsite outlines research and case studies on the future of work for the city of Las Vegas — the first of a larger study of certain American cities.


JAN 30
Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Workforce Development Board teaming up to help ease shortage of nurses
Blue Cross-Blue Shield and the Workforce Development Board are working together to train 180 nurses and 6 clinical instructors to teach at non-traditional times.


JAN 31
Michigan Manufacturing: The Birthplace Of The Assembly Line Leads A U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance
The former powerhouse instead led a group of “Rust Belt” states for whom manufacturing seemed to be headed for extinction. Now, with U.S. industry once again on the rise, the new century is seeing the state once more leading the charge. “Manufacturing is in our DNA in Michigan,” said Jeff Mason, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), a business advocacy organization.


Oswego County News Now
Unemployment numbers down but don’t tell the whole story, local officials say
While some statistics are lauding a fall in unemployment rates, Oswego County workforce development experts say that workforce training is needed within the county to ensure local candidates are qualified job seekers.


The Whitehouse
President Donald J. Trump is Following Through on His Promise to Revitalize American Manufacturing
President Trump is investing in workforce development that will help prepare American workers to join our thriving manufacturing sector.


ABC Channel 6 News (KAAL-TV)
Reynolds Touts Workforce Development Initiative during Mason City Visit
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds visited Mason City Friday afternoon, focusing on workforce development initiatives designed to fill the state's current and future employment needs, including one initiative called “Future Ready Iowa”.


Winona Daily News
MSC Southeast to offer workforce development scholarships
Scholarships funded by the state Legislature, with additional funds provided by donations to the Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation, will be available to prepare the next generation of workers in high-demand fields. 8 scholarships will be awarded to incoming students at Minnesota State College Southeast.


Nevada Business
Nevada Industry Excellence and an Opportunity-Driven Workforce
A number of agencies and organizations are working to build a pipeline from educated workers to the employers representing high demand jobs in Nevada including Workforce Connections, Southern Nevada’s local workforce development board.


Pima Community College on verge of building boom to amp up workforce training
Pima Community College is on the verge of a building boom, as it looks to make more space for high-demand programs like aviation maintenance and more than double its pipeline of trained tech workers.


Bowling Green Daily News
Programs at Warren, Simpson jails do more than help inmates
Local jails in Kentucky are offering training programs to help inmates prepare for the job market, similar to programs offered by South Central Workforce Development Board in which former inmates learn how to erase their criminal records as a route to getting back into the workforce.


Fox Business
These Traditional Jobs Disappear with AI: Former Microsoft executive
Experts say AI will claim the low-skilled, “low hanging fruit” jobs of manufacturing.


Niagara Gazette
Workforce Development seeks Input from local business community
The Niagara County Community College Workforce Development Department has sent out a survey to gather information concerning current and long-range technical and occupational requirements of employers in the Western New York area. They will use the results to ensure their educational programs are relevant to the local job climate.

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