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US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AWARDS $8M TO INDUSTRY INTERMEDIARIES TO EXPAND REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP MODELS IN CARE ECONOMY, SUPPLY CHAIN SECTORS
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the award of more than $8 million in contract investments to four national Industry Intermediaries to expand the use of Registered Apprenticeship in sectors affected by the pandemic. The department is seeking to...
December 20th, 2021
Are You Thinking Differently About Work? – The Changing Work Dynamic, The New Mindset of Job Seekers
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO - The Covid pandemic has forced all of us to think about things differently and provided more time to think. It has also illustrated how vulnerable we all are and is forcing us to consider our personal health, finances, and the supply chain and infrastructure we all depend on. This has manifested itself in one area more than most...
October 1st, 2021
The Increasing Importance of Supply Chain Security – mitigating risks through workforce training
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO - The December 2020 Chairman’s Message shared my thoughts on how the interrelationship between workforce development, supply chain security, and next generation communications will impact our future, and explained why these are the main thrust areas of the NIIT. At the Core of NIIT’s mission is...
April 13th, 2020
The Onshoring of Strategic Industries and Securing Their Supply Chains – a window of opportunity for regional economic developers
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO - Geopolitical dynamics, global security threats, and more severe weather patterns related to climate change are forcing shifts in investments being made by strategic industry sectors. Governments around the world are increasingly adapting policy stances to ensure secure, uninterrupted supply chains related to industries tied to...
March 2nd, 2021
Our Future – and the interrelationship between Workforce Development, Supply Chain Security and Next Generations Communications
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO - In today’s world, technology provides more opportunity than ever before. Society has access to increasing capabilities to learn, work, play, communicate, access healthcare and conduct commerce in ways only imaginable only a few short years ago. Trends driven by the growth of technology will evolve evermore rapidly as our ability to...
December 15th, 2020
Changing the Paradigm for Workforce Development: Creating Industrial Fellowships
JOE MAGNO - Today’s business leaders recognize the value of educating and training a competent and motivated workforce and that it has become a key determinant of success in business. With the acceleration of technological changes this workforce development challenge has been increased and is forcing both workers and employers to rethink...
February 18th, 2021
A Quick Primer on Supply Chain Cybersecurity
JOE MAGNO - In April of 2020 IBM released its Annual 2020 Cyber Resilient Organization Report which was based upon a survey conducted in the fall of 2018 by the Ponemon Institute. One of the findings in the report was that 56 percent of organizations have had a breach that was caused by one of their vendors. Although the report indicated that...
Leadership and Diamonds: The Four C’s
JOE MAGNO - IIf you have ever shopped for a diamond, you are probably familiar with the Four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carats. Each C is rated on a 1 to 10 scale. A diamond that rates highly in all four categories is rare and hard to come by. The qualities and ratings for each of the C’s are easily quantified and certifiable by experts using tools and techniques that have become...
Environment, Education, Economics - The Three E's
JOE MAGNO - Advanced manufacturing is defined as “a family of activities that (a) depend on the use and coordination of information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking, and/or (b) make use of cutting edge materials and emerging capabilities enabled by the physical and biological sciences, for example nanotechnology, chemistry and biology”. It should seem obvious that...
December 29th, 2020
Human Capital Development - An Increasingly Important Challenge
JOE MAGNO - We continue to hear more and more about the increasing need for appropriately skilled workers from corporations, government, and knowledgeable pundits across the country. The aging out of older workers, changes in workplace demands due to a drastically changing economy, technology creep, and coordinating employer needs with worker skills are all part of the ongoing conversation...
January 1st, 2021