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Middle Skill Careers

Sparks Fly: Competency-Based Education Catches

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Julian L. Alssid

Our educational outcomes -- particularly for lower-wage workers -- remain abysmal. And, our quality of life is suffering -- the Social Progress Index 2015 ranks the U.S. 16th in the world on that measure. And, yet, I see a glimmer of hope.

Harnessing 'School as a Service' For Middle-Skills Education

Avi Yashchin | Posted 02.05.2014 | College
Avi Yashchin

Highly targeted marketing and analytics, alternative educational delivery methods, efficient administration, and curriculum development tied to workforce needs are all rolled into one turnkey solution that can be implemented in a fraction of the time it traditionally takes to roll out new initiatives.

Sexing Up the Middle-Skill

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Felix W. Ortiz III

Employers within the middle-skill sector face a few hurdles in recruiting new talent, including: a lack of education about the various training and employment options, an outdated image of the industries these jobs fit within.

Community Colleges To Manufacturing's Rescue

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 04.22.2012 | Detroit

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — Fitzpatrick Manufacturing Co. is a high-tech job shop, crafting super-precise parts for machines used in everything fr...

Three Cheers for Shop Class

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Auto shop, wood shop, metal shop -- all horrors of a certain segment of the high school population. Let's face it, shop class never got much respect.