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Skills Based Education

The Importance of Hands-On Learning

Temple Grandin, Ph.D | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Temple Grandin, Ph.D

Throughout my career, I have worked with many people in the skilled trades area. To get kids interested, they need to be exposed to the challenging world of hands-on careers before they graduate from high school. The most fun I ever had at work was sitting in the job trailer on a construction site and brainstorming with the guys on how to build things.

Demographic Shifts: We Must Work Differently

Ursula von der Leyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ursula von der Leyen

Sooner or later, a crisis of skilled labor will require all aging industrial societies to actively engage with the global labor market. Germany today possesses all the prerequisites for coping with the ongoing transformation. But this will require an openness to change.

College Grad, Will Work for Food

Jamai Blivin | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Jamai Blivin

We have to begin to find new pathways to employment that acknowledge the value of skills and experience, can be demonstrated through alternative credentialing and recognized by employers where there is no degree or while an individual is working toward their degree.

Why Do We Send Kids to School?

Spencer Thompson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Spencer Thompson

As we transition into the data-driven, digital era -- the opportunity to optimize each student's experience is unparalleled. Helping children understand why they are in school is crucial.