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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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Lessons in Leadership and Governance

Structures and Commitments for Scaling Regional College and Career Pathways Systems

Aug. 18, 2020
Developing and scaling high-quality systems of college and career pathways that help young people successfully transition through education into high-paying, high-demand careers requires strong leadership. This report from Jobs for the Future highlights important structures and commitments that contribute to strong leadership and governance systems.
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Growing Youth Apprenticeship in Greater DC

Structuring Youth Apprenticeships in a High School Setting

July 30, 2020
Youth apprenticeships offer a meaningful link between high school and the workforce, with benefits for students, employers, educators, and the economy as a whole. This report from the Urban Institute shares recommendations from educators and policymakers on how to structure apprenticeship programs; how to overcome challenges; and best practices for engaging parents, students, and employers.
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STEM Perspectives: Attitudes, Opportunities, and Barriers in America’s STEM Workforce

Attitudes, Opportunities, and Barriers in America’S Stem Workforce

July 7, 2020
This report from the American Enterprise Institute examines how people with STEM degrees perceive the working conditions, opportunities, and barriers to success in STEM occupations.
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Varying Degrees 2020

New America’s Fourth Annual Survey on Higher Education

June 23, 2020
A report from New America says most Americans believe education beyond high school creates more opportunities, is worth the investment, and promotes social mobility.
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The Indispensable Institution

Reimagining Community College

June 18, 2020
Community colleges should accept and champion that they are the nation’s primary provider of job-focused education and training.
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Embedding Certifications into Bachelor’s Degrees Could Improve Transitions into the Labor Market

An interview with Karen Elzey of Workcred

May 25, 2020
There’s a growing interest in embedding industry- recognized certifications into college and university degree programs. Workcred is working on a Lumina- supported project with the goal of improving students’ transition from college to the labor market.
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Transforming Systems to Achieve Better Careers for Californians

Balanced Stakeholder Relationships Lead to Innovative Workforce Development Strategies

May 19, 2020
Millions of working Californians are unable to fulfill their families’ basic needs. Higher-paying jobs that require specialized skills are beyond their reach, and many entry-level jobs are likely to be automated by 2022, so there’s an urgent need to redesign the state’s education and training systems to help people get the skills they need to…
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Breaking Ground

A First Look at American High School Skilled Trades Education

May 14, 2020
The country faces a critical shortage of skilled trades workers, now and for years into the future. But, due to an aging workforce and limited awareness of opportunities in the trades, the supply of workers trained for these jobs is simply not keeping pace. To date, no analysis has offered a comprehensive national view of…
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COVID-19 Work and Education Survey
April 23, 2020
When faced with an economic crisis, Americans historically turn to education as a way to meet the challenge and prepare for the future. But COVID-19 has disrupted scenario, says a survey from Strada Education Network. So far, the number of people who intend to pursue more education or training as a path forward has not…
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