An op-ed in the Feb. 4 edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette draws attention to an important issue already challenging our region’s economy and quality of life: the widening gap between available, well-compensated jobs and individuals available to fill them. As the presidents of the community colleges of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland [...]
When workforce demands start growing, the ShaleNET program gets going with comprehensive recruitment, training and placement and retention services for employers and employees in the natural gas industry.
ShaleNET is a U.S. Department of Labor-funded $4.9 million multi-state workforce program addressing current and future jobs in the burgeoning natural [...]
By the time you read this, I will be in Germany on a week-long study tour as part of the Cities in Transition Initiative, a project of the German Marshall Fund. The program aims to identify approaches that Europe’s traditionally industrial cities have taken to address economic dislocation, and [...]
As previewed in my April 16th post, I had the good fortune to be in Dunfermline, Scotland for the unveiling of the striking bronze marker honoring Brigadier General John Forbes at his birthplace. Dunfermline is a beautiful town just across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh. The marker (made in Pittsburgh by
In choosing Pittsburgh as the first-ever non-capital city to host the G-20 Summit in 2009, President Obama thrust our region back into the international spotlight. But it was really a familiar place to be. Two hundred and fifty years ago, Pittsburgh played an extraordinary role in the formation of what would become the United States. [...]
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