Workforce development

As Big Tech lays off IT talent, government senses opportunity

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As scores of tech companies scale back on IT workers, government leaders are hoping to attract fresh talent.

Key to a successful cloud transition? Workforce training, say state CIOs

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Training and education can help as more state and local governments transition to cloud-based services, Arizona and Minnesota’s state CIOs said.

Wyoming IT department to help develop certificate for state university

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The state IT department is working with the University of Wyoming to develop an executive-training program that state tech leaders will take.

Six states win NGA grants to close digital skills gaps

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Hawaii, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island have been selected to join the NGA's Workforce Innovation Network.

Microsoft, Chicago team up to provide digital skills training

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The company says free digital-skills training will reach more than 300,000 Chicagoans looking to boost their digital literacy or switch career paths.

Workforce agencies need 'Tinder for jobs,' ex-state official says

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Workforce agencies should strive to build digital services with the same ease-of-use as a dating app, a former state official at said at an AWS event.

Alabama launches statewide credential registry

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Alabama launched a statewide credential registry to allow employers and schools to verify the value of different certifications in the state.

Sacramento, Calif., taps data analytics to measure workforce programs

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The city has repurposed the UrbanLeap platform to gauge the efficacy of more than 30 workforce development programs.

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