The New-Hire Skills Gap: Is It Really a “Thing”?

Posted on by Lynn Chisholm

Headlines in workforce news have been confusing lately: “Employers Aren’t Just Whining – the Skills Gap Is Real!” (Harvard Business Review); “Why the Skills Gap Does Not Exist” (Inc.); and “Can We Fix the Skills Gap?”…

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Commencement Ceremony

Posted on by Denise James

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Polk State held its  111th commencement ceremony Dec. 11 at The Lakeland Center. The ceremony featured a keynote address by Fred J. Bohde, the first Polk State College graduate. He also received the College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. With 1,335…

American Heritage Girls Troop 2101 visited Polk State's Aerospace program on Monday. During the field trip, members of the troop made paper airplanes and took turns in the program's flight simulators. Here, Program Director Eric Crump, wearing a cap featuring the Disney princess Elsa, leads the paper-airplane throwing contest. The winner of the contest got to wear the Elsa cap and take the first turn in the flight simulator.

American Heritage Troop Visits Polk State Aerospace Program

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American Heritage Girls Troop 2101 visited Polk State's Aerospace program on Monday. During the field trip, members of the troop made paper airplanes and took turns in the program's flight simulators. Here, Program Director Eric Crump, wearing a cap featuring the Disney princess Elsa, leads the paper-airplane throwing contest. The winner of the contest got to wear the Elsa cap and take the first turn in the flight simulator.

For their first-ever field trip, members of American Heritage Girls Troop 2101 visited Polk State’s Aerospace program Monday night. The takeaway? Little girls can grow up to be anything they want to be — even…

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Pinning Ceremony

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Polk State held its annual Pinning Ceremony last night for nursing graduates. The candlelight processional is a symbolic representation of the traditional “Light of Knowledge” and “Ray of Hope” that was associated with the lamp…

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Polk State Graduates Include 10 from Honors Program

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Polk State College’s fall graduates will include 10 students who have earned the Honors Program distinction on their diplomas. Polk State began its Honors Program in 2005 to offer smaller, more rigorous classes, field trips,…

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