Workforce & Career

Workforce & Career

The Workforce Playbook
Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

More than ever in the United States, a college education is a prerequisite for economic mobility and financial stability. The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (CEP) has developed The Workforce Playbook, a practical guide to setting a vision for talent development and economic mobility and implementing a key set of practices to deliver upon this vision, in ways that balance […]

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US Chamber of Commerce Report: Learning to Work, Working to Learn
Workforce & Career

Companies in major industries report that they are unable to grow and compete: 49% have unfilled job openings,1 and 37% can’t take on new business.2 In contrast, 96% of chief academic officers believe that college graduates are well prepared. Only 11% of business leaders agree. These statistics beg the question: How do we set students up for success so that […]

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The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training
Workforce & Career

As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new demands. There are two uncertainties: Will well-prepared workers be able to keep up in the race with AI tools? And will market capitalism survive?

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2017 Future Workforce Survey
Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

The McGraw-Hill Education 2017 Future Workforce survey captures more than 5,000 college students’ hopes, worries, and opinions about their preparedness for future careers.

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Snapshot Report – Science and Engineering Degree Completion by Gender
Workforce & Career

From 2006 to 2016, degree completion in the so-called “hard sciences” increased in prevalence for both genders. Excluding social sciences and psychology, the percentage of bachelor’s degrees accounted for by S&E disciplines increased five percentage points for men, and two percentage points for women.

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The Connection, STEM Ecosystem Newsletter, Volume IV, July 2016
Cross-Sector Connections & Partnerships, Evaluation, Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

News, resources and ideas for cross-sector collaborations that engage STEM learners everywhere STEM AND CAREERS/WORKFORCE Career Pathway Systems: Lessons from Miami American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) staff and a group of national leaders recently visited Miami-Dade County Public Schools, renowned for its commitment to providing students with multiple pathways to success. Their career pathway efforts center around programs of study […]

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Promising Practices for Strengthening the Regional STEM Workforce Development Ecosystem
Workforce & Career, Youth Pathways

This new report from the National Academy of Sciences reviews the extent to which universities and employers in five metropolitan communities (Phoenix, Arizona; Cleveland, Ohio; Montgomery, Alabama; Los Angeles, California; and Fargo, North Dakota) collaborate successfully to align curricula, labs, and other undergraduate educational experiences with current and prospective regional STEM workforce needs. This report focuses on how to create […]

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