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Amazon Should Look to Talent Hubs for HQ2

Oct 19, 2017

Speculating which city is most likely to land this prize has become a popular parlor game in many media outlets.

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Lumina's 17 Talent Hub Cities Promote Education, Equity

Oct 02, 2017

Lumina Foundation has recognized 17 communities across the country for extraordinary efforts to promote education beyond high school—efforts that a foundation official says will ultimately help families and the communities themselves.

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Lumina Foundation Designates 17 Cities as Talent Hubs

Sep 23, 2017

$6 million in grants is awarded by Lumina and Kresge to cities that attract, retain, and cultivate talent, particularly among today’s students.

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New Initiative Will Help States Address Postsecondary Outcomes Among Students of Color, Boost People With Education After High School

July 12, 2017

Lumina to award Talent, Innovation, Equity grants to states with favorable education policy environments that firmly commit to closing equity gaps.

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The Nation's Largest Community College System Prepares for the Future

July 05, 2017

A new report from the Institute for the Future (IFTF) examines the California Community Colleges’ Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy initiative. The system is using a “solutions network" approach to transform community colleges. The network described in the report connects resources across institutions, eliminates waste, redundancy, and silos, and shares lessons from campuses to quickly capitalize on innovations.

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Conversation with CompTIA's Gretchen Koch on IT Careers for Diverse Populations

May 11, 2017

Lumina Senior Advisor for Credentialing and Workforce Development Holly Zanville spoke with CompTIA's Gretchen Koch about efforts to expand opportunities for diverse student populations to find employment in the IT industry by scaling a long-term internship model.

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The Case for Talent Investment

Feb 21, 2017

Tuition assistance programs should be thought of as a key strategy for talent development, but they're often underutilized. Lumina Strategy Director Haley Glover rebukes three common arguments against talent investment.

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Study Finds Investing in Employee Higher Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Financial Services Company

Nov 30, 2016

Discover Financial Services reaps $1.44 in savings for every dollar spent on tuition assistance for employees. Latest study by Accenture supports growing body of evidence that tuition assistance programs help build employee skills, improve corporate bottom lines, and increase employees’ involvement in the community.

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Study Finds Investing in Employee Education Results in Cost Savings for Major Healthcare System

Sep 27, 2016

An analysis of Advocate Health Care’s Education Assistance Program (EAP), conducted by Accenture and partner Lumina Foundation, shows a 4-percent return on every dollar invested in tuition assistance for the health system. For Advocate’s business and administrative workforce, EAP generates a 58-percent ROI.

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June 19, 2017

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