Wenatchee makes list of national cities with best job growth

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Landscape photo of Wenatchee WACurrently, the United States is experiencing an exceptional rise in available employment. The U.S. added 134,000 new jobs alone in September, which marked the 96th consecutive month of gains in employment for the nation. While over the last five years, the number of people in the U.S. who have found work has risen by 11.2 million or 7.8 percent. More…

Career and technical education is win-win for students, job creators

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Donna Grethen graphic art of worker cranking collection of gearsFor years, American manufacturers have expressed concern about a gap between the talent they need and the workers they can find. According to a 2015 report from Deloitte, 3.5 million American manufacturing jobs need to be filled by 2025, but two million of them are expected to go unfilled because of a lack of skilled workers. This challenge is becoming particularly acute as a wave of Washington’s manufacturing workforce prepares for retirement. More…

Aviation students in Everett train for high-demand, high-paying careers in aircraft mechanics

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Male mechanic working on airplaneCareers in aviation continue to be hot right now. Boeing for example, projects hundreds of thousands of new pilots will be needed over the next 20 years.

At the same time, there is an equal, if not greater need for mechanics to fix the planes of the future. We got an inside look at Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Program to see how they’re preparing the aviation mechanics of the future. More…