Workforce Development News – April 1, 2019

By on April 1, 2019
Trends in The Information Technology Sector

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The Dangers of Skills-Gap Skepticism

“There are two primary reasons why so many middle- and high-skill positions are left unfilled. The first is a lack of workers with digital skills. The second reason is that employers care a great deal about a second set of skills: soft, or so-called ‘human’ skills like teamwork, communication, organization, creativity, adaptability and punctuality.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/436350-the-dangers-of-skills-gap-skepticism

Missouri Chamber Foundation: Technology 2030 Report

“Missouri’s robust technology sector includes more than 10,000 employers employing more than 140,000 people and paying over $13 billion in annual wages.”
https://mochamber.com/tech-report/
Report PDF: http://mochamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Technology2030-report.pdf

Watch Online the March 25, 2019 American Graduate Special

“This Living St. Louis Special tells the stories behind the numbers in the 2018 State of the St. Louis Workforce Report.”
http://www.ninenet.org/blogs/living-st-louis/american-graduate-special/

What Makes Some People More Productive Than Others

“Three general patterns stood out.”
https://hbr.org/2019/03/what-makes-some-people-more-productive-than-others

Trends in The Information Technology Sector

“Digital technologies have risen to prominence as a critical determinant of economic growth, national security, and international competitiveness. The digital economy has a profound influence on the world’s trajectory and the societal well-being of ordinary citizens.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/trends-in-the-information-technology-sector/

How to Address 4 Major Corporate Training Mistakes

It comes down to value, goals, engagement and access.
https://www.recruiter.com/i/how-to-address-4-major-corporate-training-mistakes/

5 Ways to Leave Your Work Stress at Work

“Create a ritual to help you transition from office to home.”
https://hbr.org/2019/03/5-ways-to-leave-your-work-stress-at-work

Look to the future, because that’s where you’ll spend the rest of your life.” – George Burns

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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