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By Beverly M. Riddick, RTWBC

When it comes to efforts to close the skills gap, U.S. Bank and the STEP-UP program are on the leading edge of the curve. Student participants gain corporate experience from an early age to help them get a “step up” the skills ladder.

By Ashley Smith, Contributor, RTWBC

Why does anyone pursue higher education and training? To get a better job when they graduate. Unfortunately, there remains a chasm between education and industry: students often do not graduate with the skills employers look for, so those ‘better jobs’ are difficult to land.

By Beverly M. Riddick, RTWBC

PG&E, a founding member of the Ready to Work Business Collaborative, is dedicated to the training and development of the next generation of utility workers. The company’s PowerPathway program is a major part of its efforts to recruit and develop skilled, diverse and qualified talent.

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