Skills Development

7 Steps to a Successful Apprenticeship Program

Three companies partnered with the Manufacturing Institute on an “Employer’s Playbook for Building an Apprenticeship Program.” An excerpt follows.

How to Understand and Deal with your Company’s Skills Challenges

CEOs, boards and teams are discussing how to deal with the skills gap that has made it so difficult for companies to fill available jobs, increase often-stalled productivity, navigate change, and fuel the disruptive activity that is essential for survival in this economy.

More Manufacturing Apprenticeships Could Help Fill the Skills Gap

President Trump recently signed an executive order to promote apprenticeship programs as a way to help young people find jobs, and to fill the skills gap in industries like manufacturing.

CEOs are Doing a Lot to Boost the Digital IQ in U.S. Schools

Across America, CEOs and their companies are responding to the urgent need to overhaul the education system, because they want to continue to maintain the nation’s edge in digital tech.

How to Close Your Talent Gap by Supporting STEM Education

Businesses and states/regions are investing in STEM programs in their area in the hopes that students will be well prepared to handle manufacturing and other jobs when they graduate.

SPONSORED CONTENT: Wisconsin’s Rise in STEM Grads Boosts State’s Status as a Tech Hub

Wisconsin is dedicated to growing the state's STEM-educated workforce, and ensuring that there are plenty of STEM-related jobs waiting for students when they finish school.

3 Ways CEOs can Find Hidden Leaders in Their Organization

While organizations often try to cultivate leaders through programs or look for them outside their walls, they already may have "hidden" leadership potential in their own ranks.

The U.S. Needs to Cultivate High-Tech Workers to Support Manufacturing Growth

American manufacturing is on the rebound, but experts say manufacturers, policymakers and the educational system will need to work together to cultivate a workforce to support the growth.

4 Ways Manufacturers are Closing the Skills Gap

Nearly 2 million manufacturing jobs are expected to go unfilled over the next decade. While manufacturers have been cultivating skilled talent through partnerships with schools, they're also looking to more immediate solutions that can help close the skills gap.
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EDITOR'S PICKS

CEOs Rank 2017 Best & Worst States for Business

While there is a level of constancy when it comes to the very best and very worst states for business, there is plenty of jockeying for position within the ranks, and even some leaping and plummeting.

Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year: Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman

Peer CEOs Vote in Chief Executive Magazine’s 32nd Annual Award

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.

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