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Midlothian Boasts Young, Educated Workforce

September 12, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

"Experienced. Talented. Dedicated. Best at what they do."

This is how Midlothian, Texas, business managers describe their employees.

Located in Ellis County and part of the dynamic 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington MSA, Midlothian offers a lucrative location for companies in search of versatile, skilled labor.

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Prepping Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Future

August 29, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

It looks like clear skies ahead for the aerospace and aviation industry.

After passenger travel demand strengthened and global military expenditure continued to rise, the aerospace industry is barreling into 2019 led by growing commercial aircraft production and strong defense spending, according to Deloitte’s 2019 Global Aerospace and Defense Outlook.

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Aerospace Industry Gains Altitude in North Texas

Texas has long been a key player in the aerospace, aviation, and defense industry, and the state is solidifying its success as time goes on.

In fact, the Lone Star State claimed the No. 2 spot on PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) 2018 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings — a significant jump from last year’s No. 8 spot.

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Midlothian’s Partnerships for Progress: Collaborating for the Future

Midlothian, Texas, is setting the bar high when it comes to cultivating connections that result in real-world workplace solutions.

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Changing the Tide of Higher Education: How Texas Remains Committed to Tomorrow's Workforce

In the manufacturing world, it’s tough to dispute the power of the Texas workforce.

Texas communities deliver big when it comes to workforce investment — thanks to a multitude of technical education systems and robust state and local training programs.

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How House Bill 5 Affects the Workforce Skills Gap

House Bill 5 changed everything for the workforce skills gap.

On June 10, 2013, the bill was signed into law, lowering the number of required end-of-course exams that high schoolers in Texas must pass to graduate from 15 down to five.

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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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