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Today the President signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which amends and reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). This historic bipartisan, bicameral bill provides an increased number of opportunities to prepare people for available jobs and skilled careers. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) makes significant changes to…[ Read More → ]

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Service members planning to transition back to civilian life can now benefit from a creative program kicked off by President Obama in 2012 and now embedded in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.  Under this initiative, all the services are now required to provide active duty service members with an opportunity to secure a…[ Read More → ]

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MSSC is pleased to announce that it has just promoted Rebekah Hutton to “Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.”  Rebekah joined MSSC in November 2008 and is well known and respected within the MSSC Community.  States CEO Leo Reddy, “Rebekah has an extraordinary talent for strategic systems development.  She has played a key role in the development…[ Read More → ]

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Palm Beach, June 5 2014 ‐ The Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit bestowed one of its prestigious “Manufacturing Leadership Awards” today on the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). “I am delighted to see MSSC recognized by industry for its singular achievement in workforce skills development,” states Michael Packer, Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing Programs, Lockheed Martin. “Since…[ Read More → ]

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Is it time to reskill or up-skill the American adult workforce?  An October 2013, report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) finds a large population of adults in the United States with low skills (Time for the US to Reskill?).  In response, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and…[ Read More → ]

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An obsession with getting into college for its own sake has reached the ultimate absurdity:  “college” is now being characterized as something entirely distinct from “careers”.  The following are now commonplace phrases:  preparing students for college or careers, college-ready vs. career-ready, career and technical education. Despite putting lifelong learning at the head of the class,…[ Read More → ]

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There should be only one question, namely whether all individuals – not an exclusive, but inclusive approach – graduating from school or leaving school are prepared for productive employment. In my perspective, the whole dialectic about college-bound and non-college bound and work bound is entirely wrong. The only way to really close the gap between…[ Read More → ]

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