Tag Archives: skills gap

The Vital Importance of Connecting College Students with Industry Experience

Re-examining current education models with ‘competent producers’ in mind.  GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Swearer Colleges and universities are a stepping stone between childhood and adulthood, a launch pad into professionalism and an educational haven for acquiring the necessary skills … Continue reading

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Trends | Shift to a Digital Workforce

ISDI Digital University, an in-person and online graduate school in Silicon Valley offering a Master’s degree in Internet Business, surveyed over 100 companies and found that 56 percent of talent professionals across the United States find it increasingly difficult to find digital talent. … Continue reading

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Resist the Urge

Truly equipping graduates for the world of work. GUEST COLUMN | by Kieran Webb The recently released 2016 Workforce Skills Preparedness Report compiled by researchers at Payscale suggests that the gap between the skills employers need and the skills students … Continue reading

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Desperate for Disruption

A cyber security training community founder shares his lessons in online learning. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Having spent much of their careers in the I.T. and cyber security training sector, Ralph Sita and Ryan Corey came to realize how … Continue reading

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An Academy of Passionate People

Accessing the right tools – and people – to train someone to be a qualified professional. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Anthony James started Linux Academy, one of the world’s foremost online Linux and cloud training platforms and communities, “because … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Jelly

Finding the simple basics of a field with the power to change lives. GUEST COLUMN | by Karen Panetta In computer science class, students learn how to think in a structured and logical manner. This allows them to break down … Continue reading

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Collectively Flourishing

Makerspaces make sense for educating the workforce of tomorrow. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Swearer  According to the most recent U.S. Department of Labor report, 65 percent of careers that students will be taking on in the future don’t exist … Continue reading

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Education Technology and the Modern Learner

Flexibility, flow, and reimagining how we best deliver quality education to millennials. GUEST COLUMN | by Bobby Babbrah Technology’s impact is often felt immediately by its users but sometimes—especially in education—technology’s innovations do not necessarily take place in “a moment.” … Continue reading

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Engineering the Future

How to land a job as a CEO while in high school. GUEST COLUMN | by Sandeep Hiremath It’s no surprise that a STEM curriculum reaps many educational rewards by exposing students to practical, hands-on learning. For Alaina Pettus, a … Continue reading

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Education’s HR Tech

Can technology help tackle our looming teacher shortage? GUEST COLUMN | by Sarah Silverman Applications for teaching certificates are on the decline, as are enrollments in traditional teacher preparation programs. Conventional wisdom among state leaders says that teacher shortages present an impending … Continue reading

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You’re Hired!

In closing the skills gap, building a LinkedIn for the trades. GUEST COLUMN | by Michael Colonnese Employers commonly complain about the lack of skilled workers, particularly in manufacturing. But what if companies are looking in the wrong place? To … Continue reading

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World-Changing Power

Through evolution comes challenges. GUEST COLUMN | by Jazz Gandhum The definition of education is “the process of teaching or learning” – and ever since the dawn of time, education has been central to the evolution of man. People always … Continue reading

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In the Company of Makers

A pioneering computer scientist inspires next-gen engineers with hands-on learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Susie Armstrong The increasing need in the U.S. to have more people prepared for STEM careers is alarming. The economy is producing more high skilled jobs … Continue reading

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About Those $100,000 Jobs

To get students engaged in Computer Science, one teacher says, make learning to code as easy as playing a game. GUEST COLUMN | By Matt Mueller Teaching students how to code software is one of the most valuable skills a school can … Continue reading

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Ever Vigilant

Bridging the cybersecurity talent gap to maintain freedom from attackers. GUEST COLUMN | by Jennifer Teeters The future of cybersecurity is at risk. That’s not a statement I make lightly, and I don’t believe I’m being “Chicken Little” either. The … Continue reading

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One Million Opportunities

This CEO is building a global business with a relentless approach to success. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Raffaela Rein began her illustrious career as an Investment Strategist for BlackRock in London after graduating in Business Finance from the University … Continue reading

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Real Value

Leveraging edtech to graduate with career-ready skills. GUEST COLUMN | by Becky Fisher Only a few years ago, we judged colleges and universities solely on their ability to attract talented students. The higher the SAT score and GPA, the higher … Continue reading

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Made with Technology

The changing face of manufacturing careers.  GUEST COLUMN | by David Corey  It’s no secret that over the past few decades, the face of manufacturing jobs has dramatically changed – especially when it comes to technology. With a combination of … Continue reading

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The New Normal

A dearth in practical technology skills calls for an online boot camp approach. GUEST COLUMN | by Melinda Barlow Career pathways today are almost unrecognizable from those of twenty or even ten years ago. For many people, the conventional route of education … Continue reading

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Changing World

Tech in the classroom: preparing our students for tomorrow. GUEST COLUMN | by Kevin Wrenn We’ve all heard it a million times in recent years, but it bears repeating: the world is changing and so are the skills young people … Continue reading

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Interview | A Certifiable Success with Ray Kelly

Some people exude a palpable positive energy, and Ray Kelly is one of those folks. At the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Diego this past year, his upbeat demeanor was enough to invoke anyone’s curiosity. … Continue reading

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