The 21st Century job landscape so far has been characterized by the rise in high-tech jobs to support the digital landscape. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there are currently over six million job openings in the United States due to the lack of applicants that possess necessary technical skills. With the increase in this type of job availability and the advent of automation, supporting career and technical education are becoming more important than ever.
Just last week, Google announced its new initiative called “Grow with Google” where it will spend $1 billion in grants to nonprofits who will train American workers and also help to grow American businesses. This announcement came in Pittsburgh, historic for its center as a manufacturing hub, showing its evolution into a major tech hub in the rust belt.
The billion dollars in grants will mainly support high-tech jobs in an effort to train workers to meet the skill requirements necessar ...