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Talent + transit = access to opportunity

July 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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Companies Should Invest in Employees’ Higher Education

July 13, 2016

An analysis in Chief Learning Officer magazine by Lumina's president and Cigna's chief learning officer looks at data demonstrating the return on investment for corporate tuition reimbursement programs.

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College Kids, With Kids

July 05, 2016

IN the last year or so, dozens of employers — from the Navy to Goldman Sachs — have begun offering or expanding benefits such as paid family leave and job-sharing that enable parents to better balance work with family life. Slowly, America’s famously family-unfriendly workplace might finally be improving.

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What I told the DNC Platform Committee about college affordability

June 23, 2016

In 2016, I testified before the DNC Platform Committee hearing about higher education and college affordability. Here's what I said: Today some sort of postsecondary education is basically a prerequisite to a middle-class lifestyle. It is projected that by 2020 65% of new jobs will require a postsecondary credential…

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Three reasons employers should invest in growing a talented workforce

June 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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America’s Talent Gap: Five Areas of Focus

May 09, 2016

Talent is something we should focus on in America these days. Sure, we have amazing athletes, musicians and the latest YouTube sensations. But, we need the talent- knowledge, skills and abilities, honed by education- to meet the massive gap that exists between the workforce we have and the workforce we need.

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Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
Stronger Nation 2017 demonstration
June 19, 2017

A Stronger Nation 2017 report uses Census data to track progress in degree attainment at several levels – nationally, in metropolitan areas, in all 50 states, and down to the county level. It also contains national data and state-specific estimates that show attainment of high-quality postsecondary certificates.