Trump’s Legacy For Students and Workers: Shifting Focus From ‘Degrees’ to ‘Skills’

Trump’s Legacy For Students and Workers: Shifting Focus From ‘Degrees’ to ‘Skills’
About 36 percent of Americans age 25 and older have earned at least a bachelor’s degree. They’re less likely to be unemployed and more likely to earn more money than people who have completed less, or no, postsecondary education. For a long time, these realities have made a college credential seem like one of the most promising pathways to career and financial security, despite the barriers and potholes that sometimes mar that road.

How To Close The Skills Gap When Employers Are From Mars, Colleges Are From Venus

How To Close The Skills Gap When Employers Are From Mars, Colleges Are From Venus
Employers are increasingly seeking candidates with discrete sets of specific – increasingly digital – skills who are ready to be productive on day one. Meanwhile, colleges and universities continue to focus on the capabilities they recognize in their most successful graduates: critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. The primary roadblock to economic opportunity – to rekindling the American Dream – is the vast and growing distance between employers and colleges. It’s no exaggeration to say employers are from Mars and colleges are from Venus.

The post-pandemic need for modern and high-quality vocational education and training

The post-pandemic need for modern and high-quality vocational education and training
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on all of us; on our societies and economies and on every aspect of our lives. Employment and education are some of the hardest hit by the crisis, due to lockdowns and measures taken by governments to prevent the spread of the virus and its devastating consequences.

Labor to create Jobs and Skills agency if it wins election in 2022

Labor to create Jobs and Skills agency if it wins election in 2022

The Federal Election is still more than 18 months away, but Labor Leader Anthony Albanese sent a clear pitch to locals last week: an elected Labor will invest in skill shortages in the west. Mr Albanese attended the Lendlease Skilling & Employment Centre in St Marys last Thursday, alongside Senator Tony Sheldon to acknowledge that training and jobs are critical to Australia’s economic recovery.

Federal Budget 2020: Employers to get up to $200 per new young employee with JobMaker, can write off full cost of purchased assets with JobTrainer

Federal Budget 2020: Employers to get up to $200 per new young employee with JobMaker, can write off full cost of purchased assets with JobTrainer

A billion-dollar JobTrainer fund will support up to 340,700 additional free or low-fee training places “in areas of genuine need”. The fund will be targeted not just at school leavers, but also workers in need of retraining or upskilling.

Report for Treasurer on eve of October budget reveals 200,000 jobs vacant due to skills shortage

Report for Treasurer on eve of October budget reveals 200,000 jobs vacant due to skills shortage
More than 200,000 jobs remain vacant in Australia due to a lack of skills, according to a report from the nation’s leading training group. “They’ve got skills, but they’re not the skills employers are looking for,” WPC Group CEO Andrew Sezonov said. “So we’ve got people without jobs and jobs without people. “That’s what we call the skills mismatch.”

India and Australia further Strengthens their Partnership on Skilling Agenda

India and Australia further Strengthens their Partnership on Skilling Agenda

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) and High Commission of Australia holds meeting for Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training. In an endeavor to support Vocational Education and Training (VET) in India and Australia, the Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. MahendraNath Pandey and Mr. Barry O’Farrell, Australian High Commissioner, today participatedin a virtual meeting to operationalize & implementCooperation in VET to promote development of occupational standards in priority industry sectors.  

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