Employers and Schools are Teaming up to Develop Talent
Workforce development programs are not new
he U.S. economy has been slowed by the national talent gap, as companies in many sectors struggle to recruit and retain employees with the necessary skills for a range of positions.
For example, 89 percent of manufacturers report talent shortages, with 60 percent saying the shortages will have a high or very high impact on productivity, according to a report from the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), an Alexandria, Va.-based national association for education professionals.
For many employers, part of the solution may lie in community and technical colleges that are often located just a short drive from their doorsteps.
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