June 21, 2016 Newsletter
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Blog Post

How Solving the Skills Gap can Rebuild the Middle Class

By David DeWitt, Editor & President Phase65, Inc.
Highlights from President and CEO of Siemens USA, Eric Spiegel's recent keynote address at NH
Governor Hassan’s Summit on Work-based Learning at Manchester Community College.
Trending Stories
STEM Education

Let’s close the gap & make STEM learning available to all

“This important research project was designed to help students, families, teachers and guidance counselors better understand students’ perspectives on STEM careers, as well as to identify opportunities, challenges, and promising practices for leveraging equity to meet STEM workforce needs.”
Robotics

Wal-Mart Experimenting With Robotic Shopping Carts

“Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is working with a robotics company to develop a shopping cart that helps customers find items on their lists and saves them from pushing a heavy cart through a sprawling store and parking lot…”
Energy and Sustainability

New Nuclear Reactor, The Country’s First In Two Decades, Begins Operations

"The Tennessee Valley Authority announced the start of nuclear fission at its Watts Bar Unit 2 late last month, and federal energy officials said this week that the unit connected to the grid on June 3. It is expected to begin commercial operations later this summer."
Jobs and Workforce

How Manufacturers Can Effectively Attract (and Retain) Millennials

"With Millennials now comprising the largest share of the workforce, their insight is more critical than ever to businesses that are looking to survive and grow. Millennials don’t just make up new hires either—they are the future leaders that your company will depend on."
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