“America’s skills gap is creating challenges in the electricians’ industry, which is expected to have a labor shortage o…

“America’s skills gap is creating challenges in the electricians’ industry, which is expected to have a labor shortage of about 60,000 workers by 2026, according to Ideal Industries CEO Jim James. In order to fill the surplus of jobs, he started a program four years ago to convince students that becoming an electrician is the way to go…Convincing young people and parents to skip out on student debt accumulated from acquiring a four-year college degree is key, he said. The…re are about 44,000,000 families with over a half trillion of college debt right now. According to James, a starting salary … Read More

Crews are almost done working on the last two overhead structures downtown! We now have new medians, wider sidewalks, la…

Crews are almost done working on the last two overhead structures downtown! We now have new medians, wider sidewalks, landscaping, benches, outdoor seating and so much more! Did you know that the streetscape elements you see are a result of citizen feedback from two public surveys and two open houses in 2017? The new overhead structures were voted on in the first survey (see page 18), and 75 percent of respondents said they wanted to either replace or update the existing str…uctures. If you’d like to check out the survey results, you can do so by visiting http://salina-ks.gov/…/SantaFeAvenueStreetscapeSurveyResult… (survey 1) … Read More

Kay Barriger, couch for the First Lego League, brought 11 students from Oakdale Elementary School to the Salina Drive-Th…

Kay Barriger, couch for the First Lego League, brought 11 students from Oakdale Elementary School to the Salina Drive-Thru Recycling Center (SDRC) to learn more about recycling! Matt Lambeth, SDRC staff member, explained how the SDRC works, where recyclables are taken, and the students asked lots of questions and took notes. The students really enjoyed their field trip and talked about recycling all the way back to school! 😊 For more information about First, visit https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll. Source

Halloween festivities in downtown Salina will be a bit different this year. The “Big BoorRama” safe trick or treat event…

Halloween festivities in downtown Salina will be a bit different this year. The “Big BoorRama” safe trick or treat event is no more, instead replaced by a new The Big BooBash event. According to Salina Downtown, Inc. they are now bringing a brand new, family friendly, Spooktacular event on Saturday, October 26th. Several events will take place downtown that day from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Salina Public Library will be handing out books as treats at Spilman Plaza from 1:00 to 4:…00 PM, while supplies last. Several Salina downtown merchants will host games at their locations from 1:00 to … Read More

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