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Human Work and Learning
Bridge Builders

How Intermediaries Can Connect Education and Work in a Postpandemic World

Dec. 18, 2020
Intermediaries — also referred to as bridge builders, boundary spanners, conveners, and other names — fill the critical role of connecting all the parties in the system to empower people with the skills required in the labor force. Those parties generally include employers, educators, workers, and prospective workers. Within these categories may fall many other…
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More Than Pocket Money

Why the Surge in Youth Unemployment Should Concern Us All

Nov. 4, 2020
Young people are a vital driver of the U.S. economy and should be a key part of the rebuilding process for business leaders, argues this report from the Urban Alliance. The report lays out some immediate steps that employers can take to stem the growing opportunity gap for today’s youth.
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The Intersection of Work and Learning

Findings From Entering Students in Community Colleges

Oct. 21, 2020
A new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement urges colleges to better meet working students’ needs by providing support services, helping them with scheduling, and promoting ways to develop stronger connections with faculty and staff.
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Fulfilling the Promise of Apprenticeship

Kentucky Fame

Oct. 9, 2020
An apprenticeship program that matches employers with community colleges is launching graduates into middle class careers and could be a way to boost the economic mobility of Americans lacking four-year degrees, according to this study from Opportunity America and the Brookings Institution.
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Buyer Beware

First-Year Earnings and Debt for 37,000 College Majors at 4,400 Institutions

Oct. 9, 2020
This report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that first-year earnings for the same degree in the same major can vary by $80,000 at different colleges and universities. The study also reveals that workers with less education can often make more than workers with more education, and that higher levels of education do not…
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How Apprenticeship Programs for Opportunity Youth Stay Resilient Through the COVID-19 Recession

The COVID-19 Recession and Its Impact

Oct. 8, 2020
A report from Jobs for the Future examines strategies for sustaining and expanding “Registered Apprenticeship” pathways during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study specifically highlights promising practices from workforce boards and community-based organizations, addressing topics such as the digital divide, occupational mobility, and the provision of services and supports.
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Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

Twin Proposals for the Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work

Oct. 6, 2020
A new report from The Hamilton Project proposes two new federal government programs to bridge the divide between higher education and the workforce system. The idea, states the report, is to expand and equalize access to postsecondary education, reduce the sector's reliance on in-person instruction, and to develop a "cumulative science" of adult learning.
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The Case for Talent Investment

Infographic: Investing in Employee Education Benefits Everyone

Oct. 2, 2020
For the United States to compete in a global economy, more people need to receive quality education and training after high school that gives them relevant, in-demand skills.
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It’s Incumbent on U.S.

Leveraging Federal Policy to Maximize Investment in Incumbent Worker Training and Businesses’ Pipeline Development

Sept. 21, 2020
The pandemic has caused a major economic shift for businesses and workers. Countless companies have had to quickly upskill their workers, equipping them with the skills they need to pivot to digital or remote services. This report from the National Skills Coalition focuses on how federal policy can invest in and support businesses investing in…
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Resilient Skills

The Survivor Skills That the Class of COVID-19 Should Pursue

Sept. 3, 2020
Resilient skills flourish no matter what. This report from Emsi describes skills and abilities that have either remained or increased in demand in the labor market despite COVID-19 and a downturn in the economy.
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