Why is it so hard to close the soft skills gap?

The challenge of the century It’s been more than 100 years since the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching released its groundbreaking study that revealed a surprising truth. What really works when it comes to career and workplace success? In the study, 1,500 working engineers were ...

Explore an exciting career: digital marketing manager

Digital marketing managers develop media strategy designed to increase brand awareness and recognition for a company or organization. They design, implement and manage marketing campaigns that promote entities and their products and services. Other responsibilities may include finding and evaluating...

STEM Jobs of the Future: Engineering

Engineering is part two in a new series on STEM jobs of the future, by Ashley Pereira and Jacqui Schlesinger. Read part one, on technology jobs. Engineers touch everything we interact with in daily life. They design bridges. Engineers innovate new beauty products, and they launch space exploratio...

STEM Jobs of the Future: Technology

The job market evolves constantly. Fueled by the rapid growth of technology, industry demands critical 21st century skills. Today’s students must be prepared for jobs which do not yet exist. It is estimated that 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't even been invented yet (Institute for the ...

Educators Play a Part in Students’ Work-based Learning Experiences

[caption id="attachment_47716" align="alignleft" width="400"] Bakers' Signs and Manufacturing, Conroe, Texas[/caption] Students who have an opportunity to train on the latest equipment may have an advantage when it comes to being hired. Companies that build a relationship with students can attrac...

Napa Educator Externships Expose Teachers & Students to Local Industry

In summer 2019, the California-based nonprofit NapaLearns partnered with the Napa County Office of Education to launch a yearlong, three-phased, work-based learning program called NEXT — Napa Educator Externships. These externships took place over three days and provided participants with comprehe...
Indiana pharmacy tech students gain hands-on experience through business and community partnerships.

Indiana HS Prepares Students for Success in Pharmacy Technology

It's no secret: Healthcare workers are in high demand. Ten of the top 20 fastest-growing occupations nationwide are in health care; certified nursing assistants, physical therapists and nurse practitioners are among the most sought-after (United States Department of Labor, 2018). Across the count...