Employment is low, but firms are still having trouble finding qualified workers. Community colleges can serve to bridge the gap, but we need to radically change both the college and firms’ approaches to workforce development.
By: Amy Holloway, President and CEO, Avalanche Consulting
Every Avalanche newsletter includes a section in which we celebrate our clients, highlighting economic development accomplishments in communities we have served. There is never a shortage of stories (and, we are only catching a small portion of the good news that is out there). It inspires us to keep pursuing our mission of making a positive impact on the world.Continue reading “The Secret Sauce”
One of Avalanche’s core values is continuous learning, which means that our team is always reading, listening, and watching media that helps us better serve our clients. We love to view stories through an economic development lens. We use what we learn to not only help our client communities become more vibrant, prosperous places but also to improve our own leadership and facilitator skills.
As we kick off the summer season, we thought it would be fun to share what’s inspired us lately in hopes that it will do the same for you. Enjoy!Continue reading “Avalanche’s Summer Reading (and Listening, and Watching) Recs”
Washington State recently passed the Workforce Education Investment Act, an innovative bill that will help support workforce development in the state by providing free or reduced college to families in need.