skills gap http://nhpr.org en Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working http://nhpr.org/post/career-readiness-what-nh-colleges-are-doing-whether-its-working <p>We’re continuing our series “<a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees</a>” with a look at what it means to be “career ready.”&nbsp; There’s a lot of angst about whether college graduates have the skills they need for today’s workforce, especially science, math, and writing. Some are saying it’s time to rethink which courses students really need, which they don’t, and whether employer expectations are reasonable.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 48073 at http://nhpr.org Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working The Skills Gap Standoff http://nhpr.org/post/skills-gap-standoff <p>We'll look at this idea of a 'skills gap' and talk to a professor who says that this gap is a myth.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 10200 at http://nhpr.org The Skills Gap Standoff As Workers Age, Oil Industry Braces For Skills Gap http://nhpr.org/post/workers-age-oil-industry-braces-skills-gap Two years after the Deepwater Horizon accident killed 11 men and sent oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, the oil industry says it has learned valuable lessons from the disaster that are making drilling safer today.<p>But there's still a pressing issue looming for the oil industry: Oil field workers are retiring in huge numbers, leaving a workforce that's younger and — more importantly — less experienced.<p>Dubbed "the great crew change," the staffing challenge comes even as crews venture into places where drilling is more difficult, like the Arctic and below the world's oceans.<p><strong>Mor Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:46:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 3245 at http://nhpr.org As Workers Age, Oil Industry Braces For Skills Gap Why Gen Y's (Slowly) Reconsidering Factory Work http://nhpr.org/post/why-gen-ys-slowly-reconsidering-factory-work Recently, <a title="Boiling point? The skills gap in U.S. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:41:56 +0000 Amanda Loder 2537 at http://nhpr.org Why One Reporter Says There’s No “Skills Gap” In Manufacturing, After All http://nhpr.org/post/why-one-reporter-says-there%E2%80%99s-no-%E2%80%9Cskills-gap%E2%80%9D-manufacturing-after-all <p>First of all, if you haven&rsquo;t read <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/skills-mismatch-unemployment_n_1292273.html?ref=business" target="_blank" title="'Skills Mismatch' Causing High Unemployment? Wed, 22 Feb 2012 20:35:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 2091 at http://nhpr.org Why One Reporter Says There’s No “Skills Gap” In Manufacturing, After All Senate Weighs Tax Credits for Workforce Development http://nhpr.org/post/senate-weighs-tax-credits-workforce-development <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The New Hampshire Senate is considering a bill aimed at reducing the so-called&nbsp;<a href="http://info.nhpr.org/closing-skills-gap-new-hampshire">&nbsp;&quot;skills gap</a>&quot;.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?q=1&amp;txtsessionyear=2012">The bill </a>would offer tax credits to businesses that partnered with the community college system to create workforce training programs.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:41:19 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2032 at http://nhpr.org Senate Weighs Tax Credits for Workforce Development