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.
By helping small businesses implement these types of trainings, we can address the skills gap and secure our economic future
It's clear that with innovative online education programs like these, more people globally are exposed to high-quality, career
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.
Deeper learning stresses the "executive functioning" skills that today's employers value most. These include skills such
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
What's in a name? The term alone -- soft skills -- reflects the problem. These competencies simply aren't getting their due
Just as the country has evolved to embrace and rely on technology, so has the U.S. auto industry. While it was once the archetype
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.
While today there are 36 million adults with some college credits, many face roadblocks in their careers because they don't
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.