July 2016

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The ME Generation

Take it from a millennial. I know how we are. I was born in 1994, which categorizes me as a “dreaded millennial.” As a marketing major at UTC, I have made it my mission to set myself apart from the negative stigma that comes along with the attitude of my generation.  It is not difficult to...

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NBC News Highlight Women in Welding

Hey Women, Want a Hot Career? Become a Welder Six years after the start of a deep recession and a growing call for more middle-class manufacturing jobs, one American industry is tackling workforce development in a unique way. Welding is courting fresh recruits—women in particular. Mention women welders and "Flashdance" might come to mind. The 1983 movie...

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Skilled Jobs Gap

Christina Landreth is currently a senior at UTC who is studying Business Marketing.  She is the summer marketing intern for Pathways of Prosperity and Tennessee Association of Manufacturers.  As a first generation high school graduate, I am well aware of the skills gap in our country. Upon high school graduation, the attitude of educators is often “if...