Nicholas Wyman is a workforce development and apprenticeship expert, author, speaker. He is CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation and is a leader in developing skills-building and mentorship programs that have paved progressive career tracks for thousands of individuals. His book "Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need," will be published by Crown Business, a division of Random House, in 2015. Books can be ordered here: www.JobUbook.com
The inability to find enough people with the ‘right’ skills is inhibiting growth and will worsen. Apprenticeships and vocational training are part of the solution. Here’s a practical way to improve the human capital needs of your company.
Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in current business conditions remains flat month-over-month, at 7.3 out of 10, while confidence in future conditions decreased slightly to 6.7/10, from 6.8 in February.