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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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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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Technical Education vs. University Degree: Which One Will Revitalize the Manufacturing Workforce?

December 20, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

The days of high school diplomas serving as an adequate qualification for acquiring a job in manufacturing are long gone. Today’s manufacturers require

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