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News release

Challenge winner announced at Higher Education Forum 2014

Diana Cobbe was selected as winner of The Economist-Lumina Foundation innovation challenge Bridge the Gap Between the Workforce & Higher Education for her solution, OnCampus, a mobile app and gamified social learning platform that rewards students for building skills valued by employers. More »

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Reports

National Standards for Strong Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship is an underutilized education and workforce development strategy with the potential to connect businesses to skilled workers and workers to good jobs, according to a report from Center for American Progress. Among the report’s suggestions to expand and strengthen America’s apprenticeship programs is the creation of employer-written national guideline standards. More »

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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 »

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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 »  

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Equity

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 »

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Workforce

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 »

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