Penn partners with Coursera to offer courses to governments and non-profits

The online education company Coursera has once again partnered up with Penn to launch a program specifically designed for governments and nonprofits in an effort to close an increasing skills gap in the workforce. Coursera for Governments & Nonprofits will offer courses in digital manufacturing, business English, programming, data science and more. Each organization will […]

10 IT leaders weigh in on their biggest talent gaps for 2017

The future of technology is rife with challenges old and new (think: security and IoT security), and opportunities for digital disruption are up for grabs (I’m looking at you, artificial intelligence). As CIOs plan for the year ahead, they’re assessing the capabilities of their teams and identifying areas where they need to boost their skills. We wanted […]

Improving education with more than money key to Utah success

In today’s dynamic marketplace, businesses no longer have the luxury of simply hoping the education system sufficiently prepares the needed workers. Additionally, schools can no longer prepare students for an ambiguously defined career. The two have to work together as true partners. Click here to read the rest of Edson Barton’s opinion piece from the […]

CTE program gets a boost by embedding programs in local businesses

The Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services in New York has stepped up its partnerships with local businesses by offering students embedded career and technical education programs at those businesses. Click here to read the remaining portion of the EducationDive and to obtain other relevant links. 

Addressing Iowa’s skills gap: a new state website

Officials say a new state government website is designed to help high schoolers and adults “map out” how to land a job. The “Future Ready Iowa” website features a career aptitude test, links to the courses required, resume help and links to job openings. Click here to read the complete article from O. Kay Henderson from the […]

Adaptive Learning Methods Could Close the Trained Worker Skills Gap

To close skills gaps and maximize workforce potential, so called low-skilled workers need training love too.  A rebound in output from the U.S. manufacturing sector to levels not seen since the recession is good news for well-trained workers who find themselves in high demand. But for low-skilled factory workers who are increasingly shut out of […]