The need for well trained and qualified employees to power our 21st-century economy is one of the most pressing challenges facing our nation as we emerge from the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression. Community colleges are central to addressing this burgeoning skills gap, but we can’t do it alone.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visits Gateway’s SC Johnson iMET Center to discuss manufacturing skill shortages. Gateway delivers NC3 certifications in both torque and meter to engineering and manufacturing students.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin had an industrious day in the Kenosha area Wednesday. The freshman Democrat from Madison operated a laser engraver, carving her office’s slogan, “Fighting for Wisconsin!” into a refrigerator magnet, and she tried her hand at precision torque wrench use.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 4,800 high schools nationwide reported having at least one career academy. There are between 6,000 to 7,000 academies nationwide, according to the National Career Academy Coalition.