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Midlothian Teams Up With Local Businesses and Schools to Spur Workforce Development

What is one thing that every community and every company have in common?

People.

Industrious men and women are what drive our world forward. Which is why workforce development issues are a perennial hot topic across every industry. 

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MED’s Tech Ed Spotlight: Electronics Engineering Technologist

The beginning of 2019 saw manufacturing post its biggest annual job gains in 20 years, yet the industry still faces many challenges.

While the “skills gap” remains a hot topic that spurs much debate, some core truths continue to shape the many industries propelling our future forward.

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5 North Texas Colleges With Scholarship Programs to Help Fuel DFW's Manufacturing Talent

Whether a student is considering upgrading their skills or just starting out on a new career path, higher education is a great avenue to prepare for a high-paying job in the vibrant Texas economy.

Home to 13 million workers — the nation’s second largest workforce — one of the state’s top priorities is to make sure this workforce is well trained.

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Solving the Manufacturing Skills Gap: 3 Tips to Retain a Skilled Workforce

It’s no secret that the increasing role of automation and advanced technologies is widening the manufacturing skills gap.

Companies who attract and retain skilled workers can gain a competitive edge in an industry that rewards productivity, efficiency, and quick turnaround times.

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5 Ways Tuition Assistance Improves the Workplace

February 21, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

In today’s competitive economy – where attracting top talent is always a concern – tuition assistance is a valuable tool in an employer’s cache of perks.

For many savvy companies, tuition reimbursement grants the opportunity to stand out from the crowd; shine a little brighter.

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Industry 4.0: Why Texas Technical Jobs Aren't Going Anywhere

February 14, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

The future of manufacturing has arrived, and with it comes doomsday predictions about how artificial intelligence and automation will transform the Texas workforce.

AI, smart-home technology, and other innovations have come to reality in quick succession over the past few years, transforming lives and businesses everywhere.

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Report Shows Continued Growth for Midlothian ISD

February 07, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

According to the most recent School District Strategies report, residential construction activity does not show any sign of letting up in Midlothian ISD.

The report indicates builders closed 216 new homes in the district during the third quarter of 2018. This represents the two consecutive quarters of record closings.

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Google Elevating Educational Assets In Its Data Center Communities

January 17, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

What do Douglas County, Ga., Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Mayes County, Okla., have in common? They all have school districts that have reaped the benefits of a Google data center in their respective communities.

Google has proven time and again that while it prefers keeping a low profile when setting up shop in communities, it does not hold back when it comes to technologically enhancing the lives of students.

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A Well-Positioned Texas Workforce: Midlothian's Labor Market

January 03, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

As Texas continues to experience job growth and a record-low unemployment rate, it’s no wonder that businesses and prospective employees alike continue to flock to the region.

With an unemployment rate at 3.7 percent as of October, Texas — and specifically, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex — has enjoyed great private-sector employment gains over a breadth of industries.

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