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Americans need meaningful jobs. Learning beyond high school is the pathway to getting one.

Feb 23, 2017

The election of Donald J. Trump in 2016 makes it impossible to continue to ignore America’s jobs problem. Trump’s economic rhetoric—couched in nationalism and a promise to return to the good old days—appealed to the increasing number of Americans who can’t find meaningful work, support their families, or ascend the economic ladder.

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A Statement on Immigration and American Opportunity

Feb 01, 2017

In a statement on President Trump's executive order to suspend some immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis reminds us why we must remain true to the long-held values that have enabled the United States to integrate tens of millions of people from diverse races, religions, and cultures to form a distinct American identity.

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A Stronger Nation and the Talent that Will Make It Happen

Dec 05, 2016

Only a few weeks after the release of Lumina's latest strategic plan, more than 100 million people voted in national, state, and local elections. They cast ballots after one of the most rancorous and divisive presidential campaigns in the nation’s history. After votes were tallied, many of us were left wondering what the future holds.

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Zombies, college, and today’s student

Aug 02, 2016

Maybe you’ve watched the hit series “The Walking Dead,” where everyday people try to destroy zombies who just won’t stay dead. That’s the thing about zombies — every time you think you’ve killed one, another pops up to take its place.

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Talent + transit = access to opportunity

Jul 16, 2016

Last month marked a transformative moment in Indianapolis history, as our city celebrated the opening of the Julia M. Carson Transit Center. For many, the gleaming glass structure in the heart of downtown symbolizes a new chapter…

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Three reasons employers should invest in growing a talented workforce

Jun 14, 2016

Of the myriad ways employers can make an impact – on their bottom lines and on society – providing financial support for workers to earn an education beyond high school ranks near the top. Tuition reimbursement programs used to be viewed as a nice-to-do, but they’re increasingly seen by corporate leaders as a means to gain a competitive advantage.

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Want to decrease unemployment among veterans? Here's how.

May 24, 2016

An op-ed by Jamie Merisotis calls for a movement to formally recognize the talent developed through military experience, and translate it into college credit, to ensure today’s servicemen and women are prepared for post-service job success.

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Credentials Reform: How Technology and the Changing Needs of the Workforce Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future

May 20, 2016

The shift in postsecondary credentialing and the needs of the 21st-century workforce will revolutionize higher education. Colleges and universities have vast potential to be positive agents of this change.

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America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating and Deploying the 21st Century Workforce

May 15, 2016

Lumina President Jamie Merisotis shares his thoughts on building a stronger nation and better lives for all Americans through talent development. This keynote speech outlines key concepts in his book America Needs Talent, and includes powerpoint slides from the event detailing Merisotis' personal reflections on talent as it relates to his own family story.

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