Shaping the Future Workforce – Chauncy Lemon
In this article, Chauncy Lennon, JPMorgan Chase’s Global Head of Workforce Initiatives, describes the New Skills for Youth competition─a state grant initiative in partnership with the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Association of State Director of Career Technical Education Consortium (CTE) created to bring together education and career sectors to create intentional pathways for students. Read the 2017 New Skills for Youth Evaluation Report here.
These are the Top 10 Workforce Skills Students Will Need by 2020
Several drivers of change, including a globally connected world and the rise of smart machines and systems, have propelled a new set of workforce skills employers will look for in recent college graduates.
Many Voices are More Impactful Than One: The National Adult Learner Coalition
The National Adult Learner Coalition is a group started to highlight issues, such as alternative learning pathways and prior learning assessment, affecting non-traditional student populations on today’s campuses to assist in advancing state and national policy in support of non-traditional higher education. Formed in partnership among the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Presidents Forum, the Coalition is funded by the Lumina Foundation.
Making the College Promise a National Reality, One City at a Time
Martha Kanter, former Under Secretary of Education, discusses the opportunities and challenges surround College Promise programs in this interview.
Students Want Outside-classroom Learning, Marketable and Flexible Workforce Skills, Survey Shows
The growth of online courses and non-traditional training organizations that teach narrow but defined set of skills is attributed to the national scrutiny regarding the value of higher education. Learners often find courses that teach certain skills over a few month perios, on-line or with flexible schedules, more convenient and promising to gaining their desired employment. In order to address these trends, traditional educational institutions should adapt and find ways to work with non-traditional organizations to provide valuable learning experiences for students.