July 2016

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...

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...

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...