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Jobs Blame Game: Lack of Skills or No Demand? - Fox Business

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Jobs Blame Game: Lack of Skills or No Demand?

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Lack of Jobs and Higher Tuition Fees Fuelling Surge in Young “Generation Y Not?” Entrepreneurs

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Lack of jobs and higher university tuition fees have led to a growing number of teenagers and young people aspiring to be their own boss, research by...

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We Need to Disrupt Education, Now

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Why? There are approximately 3.6 million open jobs in America, but there’s a skill gap forming between what’s being taught and what employers require to fill a position. ...


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Does a 'skills gap' really exist in manufacturing?: Student Research Center - powered by EBSCOhost


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Brian Taylor's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:40 AM

This article coveys the thought of regardless of the over-sized pool of unemployed workers, the National Association of Manufacturers has claimed their members have a massive amount of job openings they cannot fill because they can't find people with the right skills. Ms. Quesada said the narrative that a skills gap is one of the reasons for the horrible state of the job market.

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How to inspire the next generation: Student Research Center - powered by EBSCOhost


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Brian Taylor's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:32 AM

This article explains the need for employers to hire new workers that meet the demand for vocational learning (Trades). This also explains the new rush for internships and apprenticeships for trade skills 

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Skill Gaps Among Graduates Worsen Job Shortage Crisis

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A report by Results for Development Institute (R4D) showing that most graduates from universities were uncompetitive in the job market due to gaps in their training brought to the forefront the predicament many Kenyan youths find themselves in.

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Impact Sourcing helps close the gap between youth skills and demands from IT-enabled businesses.

Brian Taylor's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:45 AM

This article talks about the amount of unemployment rates among graduates.

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Allen Eagles TX $60 million football stadium

Allen, TX new $60 million football stadium. July 2012 Class 5A Texas football. As written about in Sports Illustrated. Tax payer $ at work or not. You decide...
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Occupy Colleges: Students Protest Rising Tuition and Lack of Jobs

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Occupy Colleges: Students Protest Rising Tuition And Lack Of Jobs - CityTownInfo's career and education news covering topics related to college trends, college admissions, unemployment, job hunting and more.

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We Need to Disrupt Education, Now | LinkedIn

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Why?

 

States are broke. Municipalities are broke. We’re reducing the number of teachers and reducing the investment in education. Does anyone really think this is a recipe for success?

 

If we want to be competitive in the global economy, we need to make some serious changes. Now.

 

Our country has fallen behind in key areas of education. America needs to be the leader in education, in innovation, in manufacturing and in technology. There are over 7 billion people in the world and only 314 million Americans. To lead, we need everyone to be educated and equipped with the skills of the future.

 

Shockingly, our education system has not changed in two hundred years. We still require every student to learn the same way, at the same time, in the same classrooms, with the same lectures, using outdated and one-dimensional learning materials. We are more focused on historical subjects versus preparing our best and brightest for the skills they need to excel in a future of innovation and flux.

 

Everyone agrees it’s broken, so why are we waiting? If we wait for government, entrenched institutions or the companies that have made a fortune protecting the past, we will lose another generation of students.

 

We can make education more accessible, more affordable and more relevant using technology. If we embrace what is and what needs to be done, rather than what was, we can move forward.

 

There are approximately 3.6 million open jobs in America, but there’s a skill gap forming between what’s being taught and what employers require to fill a position. My company, Chegg, the student hub, studied 3 regions in April of this year and compared open jobs in the area this year with recent graduate majors. The results were revealing and troubling.

 

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Old vs. young for jobs: Layoff victims, retirees often edging out younger j...: Student Research Center - powered by EBSCOhost

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Brian Taylor's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:07 AM

This describes how employers tend to prefer to hire older workers with experience over newer workers, usually the ones straight out of trade school or colleges. Summer Youth Programs, funded by government stimulus-es, are hoping to help younger workers gain the skills that will elp them find more work in that field.

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Workforce development panelists: Jobs gap mostly a skills gap : Student Research Center - powered by EBSCOhost


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Brian Taylor's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:39 AM

This article describes Georgia's biggest economic issue not being a lack of jobs, but rather a lack of skills that match the jobs; Gill described it as "lots of warm bodies but not many people with skills". Pridemore said her office now works with high school counselors around the state of Georgia to steer more students to technical and vocational schools.

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Closing the Skills Gap, Creating Opportunity: We Have a Way, But Do We Have ... - Huffington Post

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With skill gaps, come opportunity gaps: Too many workers don't have a chance to join the middle class.


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Brian Taylor's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:32 AM

This article states that in order to close the skill gap by focusing more into sector partnerships, as they help the industry, add more to job opportunities, and it's a better use of government funding 

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$5.5M high school football stadium opens

It's a project that's been on the back-burner for decades, but a local community comes together to play for a multi-million dollar football stadium. Fox 8's ...
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Allen, Texas High School Football Stadium, This Is What $60,000,000 Of Tax Payer Money Will Buy

The Republicans want to continually cut taxes. Not enough tax revenue means no essential services, no repair of U. S. road infrastructure, no updating of the...
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