Workforce Readiness

Education
Wouldn’t it be great if both candidates picked up this baton?
Business
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.
Business
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.
College
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.
Education
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.
Education
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.
Impact
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.
Impact
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.
Education
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?
Education
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.
Impact
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.
College
The U.S. House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a field hearing in Greenville, S.C. last week
Business
Business-college partnerships are one tiny but promising strategy in support of the ambitious domestic agenda President Obama imagined once again last week.