Forging Pathways to Good Jobs Without a BA: Assessing the Value of Sub-Baccalaureate Credentials – The evolllution
This interview with Neil Ridley, explores remunerative employment opportunities for earners without a bachelor’s degree. Ridley and his team of researchers focused on sub-baccalaureate credentials’ pathways to lucrative and stable careers and its impact on postsecondary institutions. Learn more.
Shaping the Future Workforce: AT&T’s chief learning officer helps instill culture of lifelong learning – Ramona Schindelheim for Working Nation
Working Nation makes a case for lifelong learning and professional skills development, focusing on the example of AT&T. The network giant instilled the culture of constant skills improvement, after determining the company’s future needs, and learning that its current workforce won’t meet those needs in a rapidly changing technological environment. The move, impacting over 250,000 of AT&T employees, is another example of labor industry’s focus on lifelong learning. Learn more.
Wisconsin’s workforce success – ED FINKEL for Community College Daily
Community College Daily presents an example of Wisconsin college, that partnered with a manufacturing company, resulting in an additional 13,000 jobs to the state. The example showcases two-year colleges and their efforts to pipeline skilled workers to the state’s industry needs and/or providing a pathway to a 4-year university for community college grads. Learn more.
EdX Quietly Developing ‘MicroBachelors’ Program – Jeffrey R. Young for EdSurge
EdX is creating a learning program that will allow learners to earn stackable credentials over lifetime, aligning their skills to the changing work environment accordingly. Earning a partial “microdegree” will be completed through online learning, thus vastly reducing the costs of college.
Learning Is ‘Hot Benefit’ That Helps Employers and Employees – Laime Vaitkus for HR Blog
The blog makes the case for continued education in career advancement, despite current fears of automatization leading to jobs decline. Millennial employees seek continued improvement opportunities as an employment bonus, which in turn provides their employers with a better skilled workforce.