Income share agreements……. Investing in the future, Sharing in the Risk

December 12, 2017

By Ashley Smith, Contributor, Ready To Work Business Collaborative When it comes to student loans, we are facing a crisis of epic proportions. It’s even worse than most people think. What’s clear: something’s got to give. According to Forbes, the amount of outstanding federal student loan debt reached $1.31 trillion in 2017.  Student loan debt […]

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Free Education for them and Trained Skilled Hires for us?

November 6, 2017

By Ashley Smith, Contributor, Ready To Work Business Collaborative Why employers are embracing Boot Camps Coding boot camps? That’s old news. The boot camp model is ubiquitous in the coding space these days, and for good reason. They are garnering continued momentum due to their measured success and obvious ROI. But what about boot camps […]

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Forward thinking spurs economic growth

September 11, 2017

By Ashley Smith, Contributor, Ready To Work Business Collaborative The domestic wine industry is booming and it seems there is fertile economic ground to grow on. Wine Business Monthly reported last year that the United States has 8,702 wineries, a 5 percent increase from the 8,287 in operation the previous year. Walla Walla, Washington….the wine […]

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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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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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