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States Are the Laboratories of Upskilling

Upskilling News From Around the Nation

It was nearly 100 years ago that States were declared “laboratories of democracy” by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann. The survey of news articles below from September 2015 shows it is equally true that States are laboratories of upskilling. Check out these stories for how various states are working to promote the upskilling of workers to help expand economic opportunity for its workforce and provide a prepared workforce for businesses.

Arkansas

32 teams seek grants to get workforce projects off ground

Georgia

Lambert plays host to regional work force development meeting

Georgia Residents Could Attend Technical College Free

Idaho

Grant brings free technology training to Teton Valley

Illinois

Evanston mulls youth workforce development programs

Kentucky

Kentucky gets $6.7 million workforce, education data access grant

Louisiana

BRCC welding, pipefitting classes to spark workforce

Michigan

OCC awards $1.5 million in training agreements with 7 companies

Missouri

$1.2 Million grant to expand skills training at East Central College

Montana

Workforce roll-out: Programs work to recruit workers back to Montana

New Jersey

Cumberland County set to open new workforce center

New York

Center for Workforce Development to offer Culinary Arts Program

North Carolina

Workforce grants help businesses with training

UNCW Receives $390,000 for Workforce Development in Clinical Research

Oklahoma

Governor Mary Fallin: Building a stronger workforce

Pennsylvania

Walmart grant could be ‘keystone’ for hundreds of new jobs

Texas

Texas Workforce Commission speaks on Skill Development Fund

Colleges, companies support the future of petrochem

Vermont

CCV to offer free workforce development courses and workshops

Virginia

Charlottesville Chamber highlights workforce development programs at summit

Washington

State Board awards job training grants for local businesses