skills gap

Trump’s initiative to expand industry-recognized apprenticeships is — at least in concept — an incremental but genuine advance.
Blue-collar work is in demand for a reason: fewer people want to do it.
A vast 81 percent of small business owners who offer credentialing opportunities to their employees say these programs are
If we want the American Dream to live on, we need your help: Employers, invest in your talent to offer the best, most cutting
In addition to giving rise to a great Broadway hip-hop play, Alexander Hamilton was the founding father of the U.S. pro-manufacturing movement. In 1791, he wrote a report to the Congress extolling the virtues of U.S. manufacturing.
Not only does Congress need to complete the reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act with an emphasis
Speaking at the recent White House Summit on Global Development, President Barack Obama celebrated a long list of important advances in health, clean energy, and food security made during his two terms in office.
That said, we already know how difficult it can be for a young person in Indonesia--or across the globe--to secure a job
Organizations have gotten flatter, and middle management, where it even exists, is no longer tasked with grooming the next
During the first four years of the school's operations, the automotive technician training programs expanded and resided
In our digital era, with all aspects of modern life being transformed, the only constant is change. From my front-row seat in the technology auditorium the future is clear. Digital is changing everything -- and we must think differently about everything as a result.
I do not know Mr. Selingo but he's singing my song, one my faithful readers have heard many times before. He makes the valid point that 40 percent of American workers hold a bachelor's degree, and that college graduates are found in virtually every profession.
Education aligned to employer needs and delivered when and where it works for employees is key. What happens if, collectively
India is a young country. At present, 66 percent of India's population is under the national average age of 26 years. In the next decade and a half, more than 13 million Indians annually will enter the workforce for the first time.
The decision to change your career path is not a choice to take lightly. Venturing into the unknown is uncomfortable, and it is scary. The easy choice is inaction--accepting your career circumstances with complacency. Resolving against complacency in search of something more inspiring requires courage.
There are only so many hours in the day, and when a full-time employee tries to enroll in classes, one of two things happen: they have to cut back on their hours at work, or they have to find a way to add a course load on top of a roughly 40-hour work week.
The skills gap is the popular term used to describe the perceived disparity between those who are unemployed looking for a job and companies with jobs looking for employees. More specifically, it is the mismatch between the needs of employers for skilled talent and the unavailability of those specific skills within the workforce.
Looking ahead to 2016, one of the greatest challenges I see affecting companies and workers alike is the continued expansion of the skills gap -- the disconnect between the needs and expectations of today's employers and the current skills of our nation's workers.