Learn the Job, Teach the Job: Workforce Training Firm Vermont HITEC Is DHMC’s Apprenticeship Program Builder

Vermont HITEC calls its apprenticeship model “reverse engineering.” Rather than teaching skills in an academic environment, it starts with the job and the competencies sought by the employer. “We learn the job and we know what the employer needs,” said Juliane Hegle, an instructor and consultant with the Williston, Vt.-based workforce training firm. “We are like chameleons,” said Hegle, who, like other instructors in...

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Cover Story: Build Your Own Workforce
Jan05

Cover Story: Build Your Own Workforce

A perfect storm was brewing at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center — hundreds of job openings to fill, few qualified applicants to fill them, many current employees nearing retirement — and the gathering tempest was raising concerns about patient care. “At Heater Road, we had to shut down to new patients for some time last year because we did not have the ability to get patients through fast or efficiently enough,” said Barbara...

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Cities Prep for Oil Derailments

Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude have become a common sight in cities around the U.S., raising concern about the possibility of a catastrophic derailment near crowded neighborhoods or critical infrastructure. In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train...

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