Workforce & Career
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 […]
This document presents the Federal Government’s five-year strategic plan for STEM education, based on a vision for a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment. The plan accordingly strengthens the Federal commitment to equity and diversity, to evidence-based practice, and […]
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 […]
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?
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.
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 […]