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August 28, 2018

What Do Employers Want in a New Hire? Mostly, Good Speaking Skills

Good speaking skills are the most important communication skill to executives and hiring managers when they're looking for new employees, a survey finds.

June 01, 2018

Bloomberg Pledges $375 Million in College- and Workforce-Readiness Initiatives

Michael Bloomberg's philanthropy announces $375 million in pledges to a range of initiatives that support college and career readiness.

March 23, 2018

Obama Foundation Launches Workforce-Training Program for Chicago Youth

The Obama Foundation and the Urban Alliance have launched a program that will provide workforce training for high school students in Chicago.

January 11, 2018

Training Young People for Middle-Skill Jobs: New Guidelines Proposed

Programs that prepare young people for middle-skill jobs must avoid tracking, and should balance industry-specific preparation with more generalizable skills to equip students for a changing workplace, according to a new set of guidelines proposed by a congressional committee.

December 26, 2017

Can a 'Career Readiness' Seal on High School Diplomas Help Students?

Ohio is offering students a new option with their diplomas: They can earn a "career readiness" seal by learning and demonstrating job skills like collaboration and having a good work ethic.

December 22, 2017

Automation Will Create More Jobs Than It Will Eliminate, Analyst Says

The author of a new study on jobs and automation predicts that technology will create more jobs than it will eliminate, and says that it is more essential than ever for business and government to invest in training and retraining workers.

November 29, 2017

Getting Businesses Involved in Schools: What's the Secret Sauce?

A high school in Minnesota is excelling at something that has eluded most schools, and is important as they try to focus on career readiness: enlisting businesses to participate in designing curriculum and teaching students.

November 15, 2017

College Leaders: Preparing Students for Careers Isn't Top Priority

A new survey of college and university trustees finds that they don't view preparing students for careers as the most important priority of higher education.

August 30, 2017

How a Wichita Lineman Is Changing the Conversation About College Readiness

A Kansas lineman can earn $99,000 a year after five years' experience, and with no bachelor's degree. These kinds of jobs are commanding a lot of attention in a national conversation about college and career readiness.

August 07, 2017

Which Trade Schools Pay Off for Students? A New Ranking Offers Ideas

The national rankings of four-year colleges and universities often play a major—although controversial—role in students' thinking about higher education. Now one of the big players in the college-ranking business is turning its scrutiny on two-year trade schools.

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