Clinton Global Initiative 2013

Lumina, Joyce and ACT Foundations recognized at Clinton Global Initiative

A research partnership funded by the three foundations will allow the Business Roundtable to study the current job market and define the knowledge, skills and abilities required in industries with high job growth. More »

Seeking Solvers | Quantified Work Challenge

Innovation challenge for creating personalized "skills tracker" open through July 15

A new Innocentive™ challenge brought by The Economist and Lumina Foundation seeks new ideas that organizations could use to build a personalized “skills tracker” for individual employees. More »

Blog | Jamie Merisotis and Joe Loughrey

Immigration reform and the great demand for talent

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis and Former Vice Chairman of the Board and President/COO of Cummins, Inc., Joe Loughrey suggest immigration reform presents a unique opportunity to satisfy America’s demand for skilled employees, in today’s The Hill’s Congress Blog »  


One in Seven: Ranking Youth Disconnection in the 25 Largest Metro Areas

At a time when the labor market demands more educated workers, 5.8 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 currently are neither working nor in school, says this report from Measure of America. The report calls for additional pathways to postsecondary certificates and associate degree programs for individuals who choose alternative routes to postsecondary training. More »


Education to Employment: Designing a System that Works

Too many young people are getting lost along the way from education to employment, says this report from McKinsey & Company. Based on surveys with 8,000 young adults, employers, and education providers in nine countries, this report examines the components, interventions and programs behind successful education-to-employment systems and what can be done to bring these efforts to scale. More »

Degree attainment

The Certificate – Florida’s Postsecondary Workhorse

This report from the Florida College Access Network highlights the importance of high-quality postsecondary certificates and makes the case on why they should be included as part of Florida’s goals for increasing degree attainment. More »


Work-Life Earnings by Field of Degree and Occupation for People With a Bachelor’s Degree: 2011

Individuals make a variety of choices over the course of their careers that impact their earning potential. These choices include how far to go in school, what to study in school, and what job to take. This brief explores the relationship between how far one goes in school (educational attainment) and how much money one might make over the course of a career (work-life earnings). It goes into further detail for people whose highest degree is a bachelor’s by investigating how college major (field of degree) and occupation impact these work-life earnings. More »

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