Miscellany

Why Does the US have a manufacturing skills gap?

Why Does the US have a manufacturing skills gap?

This is something we’ve discussed previously.  The Wall Street Journal has yet another piece lamenting the skills gap in manufacturing and our society’s inability to address it: The Obama administration and governors from Michigan to North Carolina have a solution for some of the U.S. manufacturing sector’s woes: German-style apprenticeship programs. But their success is […]

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New Report:  Half of NYC Tech Workers Don’t Have College Degrees

New Report: Half of NYC Tech Workers Don’t Have College Degrees

Virtually any discussion of the “new information economy” includes an assertion that those without college degrees (or with degrees outside the STEM fields) will be the big losers.  A new study of the technology workforce in New York City disputes that assertion, with potentially huge implications for workforce development systems nationwide:  The fast-growing technology industry […]

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Obamacare Drives Economic Innovation

Obamacare Drives Economic Innovation

A few years ago, the Economist speculated that Obamacare could create new business opportunities.  Now that it is being rolled out, that’s the argument that is being reiterated by Dr. Beth Seidenberg over at TechCrunch: The opportunity here is gargantuan. The U.S. health-care sector generates annual revenue of close to $2.1 trillion a year, according […]

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The Singularity:  Brought to You By Google

The Singularity: Brought to You By Google

As you may already know, there are folks in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) who are big believers in what is called The Singularity–the moment when AI matches and then exceeds human intelligence.  At that point (and this is where that name comes from), human intelligence and digital intelligence are merged into one organism.  […]

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Almost Spring. . .

Almost Spring. . .

This image is an icon for what has become the best part of the baseball season:  the four or five weeks before it actually begins.  In the preseason every team is a contender.  Every rookie is about to embark on a hall of fame career.  Every grizzled veteran is going to have one more year […]

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The Coming Consolidation in Higher Education?

The Coming Consolidation in Higher Education?

At the University Unbound summit sponsored by the New England Board of Higher Education this past Monday, Princeton Review founder and 2tor.com CEO John Katzman indicated that, if colleges and universities are going to use technology to expand their offering through MOOCs and other online programs, they must achieve a large enough scale of enrollments […]

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