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Kacy Qua is an entrepreneur who knows that successful business founders need to be specific about the people they serve and the problems they strive to solve. As the CEO of Qualifyor, her mission is connecting youth with employers to create a project-based learning experience and real-time feedback — a nontraditional education approach that leverages employers as teachers and gives students an alternative and cost-efficient option to higher education.
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A large segment of minorities believe the path to success starts with a college education, but less than half of white adults share that sentiment, according to a recently released College Board/National Journal Next America Poll.
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Employers should focus on finding workers with the right kinds of cognitive skills instead of placing a heavy emphasis on recruiting talent with a list of secondary degrees, suggests Michael Smith, COO of Innovate+Educate, a nonprofit industry-led organization. He reflected on his organization’s efforts to help close the skills gap last week at the inaugural Close It Summit in Washington.
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Post-secondary education helps keep the nation competitive in the global marketplace, but a panel of experts who spoke at The Close It Summit this week agreed that better collaboration is needed between schools and businesses to produce talent with the right job skills.
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A group of Democrats in the U.S. Senate are attempting to rally bipartisan support for a legislative umbrella containing dozens of bills designed to strengthen the manufacturing sector and create jobs in the industry.  Read more


Throughout the history of the world, people have been transferring their skills from one generation to the next through some form of apprenticeship. Over the past few decades, however, we in the U.S. have experienced a diminished ability to pass down legacy knowledge that is trade specific in manufacturing, and some might say that, as a result, we’ve lost the will to conduct vocational training and education programs.
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Adults who took educational trips when they were 12-18 years old earn an average of $5,000 more in annual income and are more likely to be college graduates than their peers who did not travel, according to a new study by market research firm the Wagner Group.
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