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Four Things You Never Knew About the Governmental Public Health Workforce and Why You Should Care

Brian Castrucci | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Brian Castrucci

Today, governmental public health agencies face extraordinary challenges, from managing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to adapting to the advent of big data and availability of electronic health records. We need data to ensure that we have the public health workforce that we need.

Are You Investing in the Workforce of the Future? Or the Workforce of Yesterday?

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

Seventy-five percent of businesses will be digital businesses by 2020, according to analysts, but only 30 percent of these ventures will succeed. Why? The growing deficit of multi-skilled talent is a major contributing factor.

Six Degrees to Skilled Labor

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

The idea that we can be separated into categories by our career paths into white collar and blue collar; professional and vocational; lofty and lowly; is almost absurd. In order for our economy and our communities to function and thrive, we need everyone.

We Need Schools to Be Different

Scott McLeod | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
Scott McLeod

There are a lot of different things going on in schools and they're all important. But remedying the relevance disconnect between school and society is the most important educational and equity work of all.

Higher Education -- What's the Point?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 12.07.2014 | Education
Julian L. Alssid

What is the point of education? It can no longer be an either/or question--learning versus experience. The reality is we need both to ensure we have the workforce we need for the next century and the citizens ready to make the most of it.

Why Digital Skills Are Crucial For European Job-Seekers

Alexander Riedl | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Alexander Riedl

Nearly 6 million people under age 25 are currently out of work in Europe. At the same time, there could be up to 900,000 unfilled positions in information and communication technology (ICT) by 2020 if we don't take action.

Why It's Never Too Early To Teach Kids The Skills They Need For Tomorrow

Eric Schwarz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Eric Schwarz

Some might think that middle school is too early to talk about preparing for the skills needed for tomorrow's technology, but at Citizen Schools we think that the middle years are the best time.

Ending Education Reform to Reimagine What's Possible

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Courtney O'Connell

It might be hard to think outside the constraints that are engrained in our mind of what education is "supposed to" look like, but imagine if we started with a blank canvas. What would you create?

'Massive Open Online Classes' Provider edX Partners With Community Colleges to Improve Workforce Readiness

George Bradt | Posted 02.02.2013 | Education
George Bradt

Originally founded with a $60 million grant from Harvard and MIT to develop and implement online learning technologies, edX is expanding into community colleges by offering its massive open online courses.

National Work and Family Month: Changing the Work-Life Conversation

Donna Klein | Posted 12.20.2011 | Impact
Donna Klein

As we celebrate National Work and Family month, let's keep in mind how the work-life conversation is changing to include the needs that working learners face in today's economy.

Closing America's Skills Gap: Lessons from the Carolinas and Learn and Earn Partnerships

Donna Klein | Posted 10.22.2011 | College
Donna Klein

As anxiety about sluggish economic growth mounts and as calls for job creation become more urgent across the country, policymakers are looking to regi...

Winning the Future Means Closing the Skills Gap

Stephen M. Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen M. Wing

Business-college partnerships are one tiny but promising strategy in support of the ambitious domestic agenda President Obama imagined once again last week.