Category: Businesses and employers

New guide for writing Competency Model frameworks

The Competency Model Clearinghouse (CMC) is excited to announce the release of its comprehensive Authoring Guide: Understanding and Writing Nationwide Competency Model Frameworks. This guide is a valuable resource for workforce development professionals, educators, and organizations preparing nationwide industry Competency

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Updated Food and Beverage Service Competency Model 

The U.S. Department of Labor has released a newly updated Food and Beverage Service Competency Model based on a review of training standards, feedback from employers, and in-depth interviews with subject matter experts resulting in the addition of new content

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Updated Geospatial Technology Competency Model

The U.S. Department of Labor has released a newly updated Geospatial Technology Competency Model, which provides a redefined competency framework outlining cross-cutting and sector specific competencies and skills needed by professionals along with the latest industry and related links.  Geospatial

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How to recruit and hire vets

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, and right now is a great time for employers to learn more about recruiting and hiring veterans. Former servicemembers bring proven skills, experiences, and leadership qualities to the workplace, and the U.S. Department of

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Launching or managing a small business? Check out your local SBDC

Small Business Development Centers offer free business advising, mentoring, and training classes to help business owners improve management skills and business profitability. SBDC services are available to all small business owners, with specialized programs for minorities, women, veterans, and others.

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Secure employment for justice-involved workers

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Are you looking for talented, dedicated, enthusiastic employees? Or are you a returning citizen looking for job opportunities to take care of your family, pay your bills, and regain your life outside of incarceration? Learn about the Federal Bonding Program

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Employers: Learn about starting an apprenticeship program

Did you know that starting an apprenticeship program can help you meet your recruitment, training, and retention needs? Read on to learn more about Registered Apprenticeships. What is a Registered Apprenticeship Program? Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway

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PRIDE month in the workplace

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June is PRIDE month, when public recognition and celebration of the LGBTQ+ community extends to allies, supporters, and workplaces too. While employment law now protects LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace, many employees in this group may not feel safe being

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Partner with public training resources for your employees

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Need to develop training for your employees? Looking for resources to help build it or take training to scale? Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) facilitate connections between businesses, community colleges, workforce agencies, and others to maximize the productivity and success of

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What makes a “Good Job”?

The labor market has seen historic shifts in recent years—from the shock of businesses closing in response to the pandemic in 2020, through the quick upswing in remote work and the Great Resignation of 2021, and the ongoing realities of