Dr. Bryan Albrecht (President, Gateway Technical College) and Dr. Blake Flanders (Vice President of Workforce Development, Kansas Board of Regents), both NC3 leaders, testified to the U.S. Congress regarding the importance of skills training and the success of business/education partnerships such as NC3.
Students at the Climate and Energy Control Shop at Washburn Tech are doing some hands-on learning with outdated condensing units. The units were removed from buildings at Washburn and Washburn Tech earlier this week as part of a $12.3 million energy savings renovation project.
NC3 School Spotlight: North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS)
A world-class educational facility dedicated to the education of diesel technicians opened its doors today in Wahpeton, N.D. at the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS). Current students joined NDSCS leaders, corporate partners of the diesel technology program, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota lawmakers at today’s celebration of the expansion of Bisek Hall.
Companies say too many applicants just don’t have the right skills. Partnerships between employers and community colleges are looking to fix that.
Skills for America’s Future, a policy initiative run out of the Aspen Institute, was created in 2010 as a spin-off of President Obama’s Jobs Council and was originally led by longtime Obama supporter Penny Pritzker. With Pritzker now installed as the new Commerce secretary, Aspen announced earlier this week that the skills-training program will continue with executives from Snap-On and Gap at the helm.