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Beverly Riddick

U.S. Bank Steps Up: An Interview with Richard Harris about U.S. Bank and STEP-UP Achieve’s youth employment program

August 10, 2017

If your business needs people with specific skills, be open to hiring people with disabilities. They may have just the talent you need.

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Partnership and the Skills Gap: Employers and Educators Unite

August 10, 2017

By Joan Andrews, Ready To Work Business Collaborative The Skills Gap Hiring Problem Addressing the skills gap is crucial in developing a strong, skilled workforce and hiring the best talent that fills employers’ needs. But given the scope of the problem, it’s hardly possible to go it alone. Earlier this year I read an article […]

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Beverly Riddick

Skills Gap Solutions: Collaborative Efforts between Employers and Educators

June 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Ready To Work Business Collaborative (RTWBC) to help employers achieve their goals by hiring highly capable candidates who may have been inadvertently overlooked in traditional recruitment.

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AMTEC – An industry collaboration solution to the skills gap

June 27, 2017

By Ashley Smith, Contributor, Ready To Work Business Collaborative 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. These days, […]

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Apprenticeship Forward

June 5, 2017

By Joan Andrews, Ready To Work Business Collaborative What was old is new again… Did you know that doctors became physicians through apprenticeships until 1845?   Or that Ben Franklin became a master printer through an apprenticeship? … getting the idea? At the beginning of the month, I had the distinct pleasure of attending Apprenticeship […]

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