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Skilled Trades

There Are No Artisans To Build Trump's Wall

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Mexico might not pay for the Trump wall, but Mexicans most certainly will build it. The reason: There is a critical labor shortage in the United States of skilled craftsmen and women.

Skilled Trades in Michigan: A Tale of Two Senators

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 09.13.2016 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

As Michigan students head back to school, Michigan families need to take a minute to contact two state senators, to thank one for looking out for thei...

Autism Without Fear: Schools Need to Bring Back Skilled Trades--A Conversation With Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Michael John Carley | Posted 09.25.2016 | Education
Michael John Carley

"Many kids on the autism spectrum love to build things with Legos. When I was little, if it could be made from paper, tape, and cardboard, it got built. At age three, I had no speech, but lots of therapy and excellent teachers helped me be successful."

The Sub-Bachelor's STEM Economy

Jonathan Rothwell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Jonathan Rothwell

It is well established that knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects leads to high-paying careers, but we have the misconception that all STEM workers are advanced degree holders.

Economic Reality Marries Age-Old Idea -- Apprenticeships -- With College

| Christopher Connell | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. TACOMA, Wash. -- Five-foot-two Jesica Bush exudes confidence, whether she's scribbling not...

Training The Next Generation Of Skilled Tradespersons

Stephen A. Shelton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Stephen A. Shelton

We are currently in need of the next generation of tradespersons. With the nation's current unemployment rate above 8 percent, there is an opportunity to start training a qualified workforce for the recovery of our economy.

Out Of Work? Check Out The Industries That Are Still Hiring

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There's no denying it: it's a tough job market out there. Unemployment in the Chicago area reached a 27-year high of 11.6 percent earlier this year. F...