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The Challenge Program Inc.: Meeting Workforce and Education Needs in Allegheny County

Since 2010, national and regional studies have been ringing the bell about a shortage of skilled and qualified employees coming our way. The future is now here.

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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care.

Automotive Master  Mechanic

Automotive Master Mechanic

Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles.

Software Developer, Applications

Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs.

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How Military Veteran Partners is Generating More Veteran Employment Opportunities

Around 60 percent of veteran-owned businesses have experienced at least one financial shortfall, according to a recent report on veteran entrepreneurs. Beyond that, 75 percent of veteran entrepreneurs who were surveyed said that a lack of social capital — networks, mentors and other experts — was their biggest challenge to starting and growing their business.

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Trista Wise
Trista Wise
Trista's Story

Where you are from? Linesville, Pennsylvania

What sparked your interest in a career in the skilled trades? From early on, I learned the value of hard work and integrity. I grew up in a small, blue-collar town and that had a great influence on the vocation I chose to pursue, as well as the occupations my family held. My father was a sheet metal worker and is currently a welder at a tool and die facility, my mother works at a meat processing company, and my brothe...

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Next Leader Now Executive Leadership Training Harrisburg
410 Fishing Creek Valley Road Harrisburg, PA 17112

Many of today’s companies describe a critical shortage of employees ready to move into management positions. It is estimated that 10,000 experienced Baby Boomers leave the workforce every day—taking a lifetime of expertise and knowledge with them. This “silver tsunami” is expected to strip organizations of invaluable institutional knowledge and experience, and will result in a shortage of executive talent, less-experienced workers transitioning into decision-making roles, and high rates of millennial turnover.