Manufacturing's role in Economic Development Week
As we reflect on the recently concluded Economic Development Week, which took place from May 6-10, 2024, the Manufacturing Skills Institute […]
May 1, 2024 Newsletter
In December 2023, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute launched their sixth comprehensive manufacturing talent study in over two decades. This extensive research involved an online survey of more than 200 US manufacturers, interviews with over 10 senior executives across various manufacturing sectors, and a detailed analysis of secondary labor supply and demand data.
Registered Apprenticeship as a Business Strategy
Amidst evolving challenges, manufacturing leaders are turning to Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) to enhance their workforce and secure business growth. […]
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The Manufacturing Skill Institute (MSI), as part of the workforce division of the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), announced today that it has received a contract with the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) within the Department of Labors’ (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
“Aimee will be a critical partner in restoring expectations of excellence; overseeing a record education budget to invest in teachers, facilities and special education; rolling out innovation lab and charter schools; and standing for a curriculum that prepares Virginia’s children for a dynamic future and removes politics from the classroom,” said Governor-elect Youngkin in a statement.
The Harvard Business Review reported over 9 million open jobs in the U.S. as of late April. While the COVID-19 pandemic attributed to this national record high, our talent pipeline was fractured long before this global crisis.
“Traci has a successful track record in the business community of our region, has strong managerial experience and an excellent communications and public relations background,” said Nat Marshall, chair of the Central Virginia Workforce Development Board via a recent statement.
“This wouldn’t have happened without a tremendous amount of teamwork,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “The business community has been a large part of this as well knowing that we need to train a large workforce. This is a win-win. It’s a win for our community colleges, our businesses and for the Commonwealth.”