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Does Your College Major Determine Your Economic Destiny?

Does Your College Major Determine Your Economic Destiny?

That is what is often suggested in coverage of education and employment prospects.  However, a recent study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce suggests the real picture is a bit more complicated.  The Wall Street Journal explains it all below:   The print story is here.

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Want More Entrepreneurs?  Raise Welfare Benefits!

Want More Entrepreneurs? Raise Welfare Benefits!

Over at the Atlantic, Walter Frick has a piece on the relationship between public welfare benefits and entrepreneurship.  The meme in the media is that the more generous the benefits, the greater the dependency, the less the initiative.  Logical, but according to some recent research, dead wrong: Entrepreneurs are actually more likely than other Americans […]

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The “Skills Gap” Redux. . . One More Time

The “Skills Gap” Redux. . . One More Time

Workforce development issues are an important focus of our work and have been for many years.  Predictably, as the economy shows some signs of growth, the discussion of skills shortages start to proliferate.  This blog recently featured a piece from the Atlantic that looked at whether any skills shortages can be traced to failures in […]

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The “Skills Gap” Redux

The “Skills Gap” Redux

This time it is the Atlantic that is shocked! shocked! that the skills of US students trail their contemporaries: Young American workers today are more educated than ever before, but the nation’s largest generation is losing its edge against the least and most educated of other countries, according to a provocative new report. The report’s […]

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“People know how to take a course. But they need to learn how to learn.”

“People know how to take a course. But they need to learn how to learn.”

That quote from John Leutner, head of global learning at Xerox summarizes the conclusion of a piece in the Washington Post.  We just posted about how US society has come to view higher education in terms of vocational traning rather than personal development.  The WaPo article points out that recent research suggests this may be […]

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Skills Shortage May Dampen Economic Recovery

Skills Shortage May Dampen Economic Recovery

So says a recent article in Site Selection: Technology companies fear their plans to hire new staff in 2015 may be sidetracked by a continuing shortage of qualified tech talent, according to a new survey from the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA). Seventy-four percent of 1,561 C-suite-level technology executives participating in TECNA’s third annual […]

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