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Skills Gap

Dealing With The Skills Gap

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Our continuing failure to devise and operate a coherent nationwide training program to help prepare young people for careers in modern manufacturing is a national disgrace, and one with potentially severe repercussions.

Where Federal Education Funds Should Really Be Going

Avi Yashchin | Posted 04.04.2014 | Education
Avi Yashchin

Despite its affordability, its relevance to today's workforce needs, and its potential to curtail student debt and unemployment, vocational training continues to take a back seat to other educational avenues.

Corporate Training? Too Many Businesses Just Hope to Hire It in

Joanna Riley Weidenmiller | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Joanna Riley Weidenmiller

Every corporation is divided between the need of skilled employees and the fear of training workers that can possibly leave and take their skills -- and investment -- to another company. So what do we do?

For Women, Manufacturing Industry Remains in the 'Mad Men' Era

Keosha Varela | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Keosha Varela

"I've been in the engineering industry for 30 years, and we were talking about these same issues 30 years ago," said the National Science Foundation's Theresa A. Maldonado."

Is College Graduate Unemployment an Epidemic?

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 03.13.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

If you are the young college graduate who is unemployed or who has settled for a job that does not even require a degree, then you are encountering an epidemic. It is affecting a disproportionately large number of individuals at the same time. It is pervasively widespread and growing.

12 Hours to Hack into Genius: NYC Students Learn Code, Create Apps, and Build Company Websites

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.03.2014 | New York
Steve Mariotti

While educators scramble to beef up STEM education, some programs are working to engage kids in hands-on projects, shepherded by experts in their field.

A New Gallup Survey Says Colleges and Employers Disagree About How Workforce-Ready Graduates Are -- Who's Right?

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 02.27.2014 | College
Julian L. Alssid

Today's employers are expecting practical skills, not just theory -- proof of an ability to learn, but also a proven ability to execute. And they aren't getting it.

Redefining Education to Close the Workforce Skills Gap

Avi Yashchin | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Avi Yashchin

I've heard it time and again: frustrated college-educated millennials bemoaning their prospects in a backwards job market. "I'm applying for all of th...

I Have A Question About Coding

Shereef Bishay | Posted 04.12.2014 | Huffpost Code
Shereef Bishay

Is coding a national security issue? A language? The one, safe-bet job skill of the next 50 years?

Global Education at Davos: Talking the Same Language

Vikas Pota | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Vikas Pota

Important to address is the mistrust between the public, private, and social sectors when it comes to education delivery. They literally do not speak the same language. The goodwill, confidence, and atmosphere required to have a mature and transparent dialogue do not exist.

WATCH: Closing The Workforce Skills Gap

The Aspen Institute | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Closing the Workforce Skills Gap with Jamie Dimon, Rahm Emanuel, Melody Barnes, and Walter Isaacson. Live from Washington, DC. Thursday, December ...

How Europe Is Betraying Its Children

Michael G. Jacobides | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Michael G. Jacobides

I recently participated in a debate organized by the Economist on whether the new generation has the skills it needs to succeed in tomorrow's world.

Let's Be Thankful for Skilled Workers

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 02.01.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Take a minute to think about all the people who make it possible for you and I to drive home, cook that turkey, and watch that football game. Let's give thanks for skilled workers and their dedication and hard work.

My Unusual Solution To Our Trillion Dollar Student Debt Problem

Mike Rowe | Posted 01.31.2014 | TED Weekends
Mike Rowe

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMy appearance at TED helped solidify an idea that had started to take shape a year earlier, and the response to that appearance helped convince me that my idea had merit.

Closing the Skills Gap

Rep. Bill Owens | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Rep. Bill Owens

As we take stock of the many things for which we are thankful, we are at a defining moment. Our economy is improving but we still have room to grow. To speed growth, we must close the widening skills gap that exists in communities across the country.

Closing the Opportunity Gap

Alex Wirth | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Alex Wirth

This month's release of the Opportunity Nation index highlighted a figure we should all be concerned about: 5.8 million young people ages 16-24, one in every seven, are neither working or in school.

Where Have All the 3D Dreamers Gone?

Sarah A. Webster | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Sarah A. Webster

As the manufacturing industry continues to move toward incredibly advanced five-axis machines and robots, the demand for a spatially skilled workforce is growing rapidly.

Boston Feasts on Education

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

The foundation of Boston's future success and economic viability is our schools.

Why Most Workforce Development Efforts Don't Work

Ira Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Ira Wolfe

Even as I write this, despite prolonged high unemployment, many businesses just can't find enough people with skills they need.

ACM Report Confirms Growth in Graduates With Computing Skills

Stuart Zweben | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Stuart Zweben

Computer and mathematical occupations are projected to experience a 22 percent job growth over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This category is one of the top five occupations tracked by BLS, with one of the highest median salaries.

Pain at the Pump Could Lead to More American Jobs

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 12.17.2013 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Sometimes, the reasons given for hikes at the pump seem more like excuses -- a way to squeeze more money from consumers who have no choice but to pay so they can get back and forth to work.

Major Threat To Europe's Economic Recovery

AP | JORGE SAINZ and LORI HINNANT | Posted 12.08.2013 | World

PARIS — PARIS (AP) — Andrea Ortiz, a 24-year-old Spaniard, has degrees in law and business and works in a multinational clothing company — a...

Changing the Game: Closing the Data Gap Will Help Narrow the Skills Gap

Mary Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mary Wright

As the World Series approaches, it turns out that we have much to learn from the business of baseball. The early efforts of employers, higher education institutions and workforce development organizations to solve the skills crisis by joining forces are encouraging. But something important has been missing from most discussions: data.

Joy Resmovits

Americans Below World Average In Math, Reading, Problem-Solving | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

The scores for what's billed as the world's most comprehensive adult skills exam are out -- and it's bad news for Americans. Americans performed b...

Changing Perceptions, Celebrating Skills on Manufacturing Day

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Close your eyes and picture a manufacturing workplace. What do you see? You might have some obsolete ideas that come to mind. Today, advanced manufact...