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Texas Economy Depends on More Skilled Workers Who Can Adapt to New Technologies

Texas, like the nation, has more job openings than unemployed people, and while that shows up in an impressively low unemployment rate, it’s a real…

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Watch Communications and Microsoft Announce Partnership to Bring Broadband Internet to Indiana, Ohio and Illinois

REDMOND, Wash. – July 9, 2019 – On Tuesday, Watch Communications and Microsoft Corp. announced an agreement aimed at closing the broadband gap, and the…

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Pennsylvania Joins National Job Skills Partnership for a More Highly-Qualified Workforce

Gov. Tom Wolf is taking more action to help create a highly qualified and competitive workforce. The governor recently announced Pennsylvania joined the Skillful State…

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Johnson Controls International: Governor Wolf Pushes ‘Strongest Workforce in the Nation’ Plans

Governor Tom Wolf joined the opening celebration today of the Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) Commercial HVAC Pathways Vocational Lab. The North Philadelphia facility in the…

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Skillful State Network Grows to 26 States

NEW YORK CITY – April 18, 2019 – The Skillful State Network, a Markle Foundation initiative, today announced its expansion to 26 member states. The…

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Local Training Advisers Join New Governor’s Coaching Corps

FORT WAYNE — Five employment training advisers with WorkOne Northeast are among 35 career coaches from across Indiana named to the first Skillful Indiana Governor’s…

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When Funders Call For A Map of Credential Transparency Initiatives, We Should Pay Attention

Today’s credential marketplace is confusing and chaotic for job seekers, employers and policymakers alike, with hundreds of thousands of credentials available in the U.S. alone,…

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John Hickenlooper: What I’d Do for America’s Workers

One of the defining experiences of my life came in the mid-1980s. After working for two years as a geologist in Colorado, I lost my…

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Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps Launches

Skillful Indiana and Governor Eric Holcomb today kicked off its first Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps, an 8-month training and leadership development program. The initiative features…

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Competitive Advantage with a Human Dimension: From Lifelong Learning to Lifelong Employability

A four-year degree is not necessary for all professional jobs, nor is it a sure indicator of ability or mastery of a body of knowledge….

Publication Article

Skillful’s Joe Barela Named Executive Director, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Skillful, an initiative of the Markle Foundation, congratulates Skillful Director Joe Barela on being selected by Governor-elect Polis to lead the Colorado Department of Labor…

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Here’s Who Is Going to Help Gov.-Elect Jared Polis Run Colorado

Gov.-elect Jared Polis on Friday announced who will help him run the state’s government. His list of cabinet appointments includes former U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey,…