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July 17th

VIA News

A Learning Mindset Will Help You to Survive the Future of Work, Here is Why

Ruchi Gupta

While most of the debate around the future of work is tied to the disruptive nature of technology in one way or the other, a Deloitte report says otherwise. In particular, the report noted that technological advancements like artificial intelligence (AI) only form part of the drivers of change in the future of work.

https://via.news/work/learning-mindset-help-you-survive-future-of-work/

 

July 16th

Stanford Social Innovation Review

How Reverse Mentoring Can Lead to More Equitable Workplaces

Sharlene Gandhi

While most workplace activities, such as learning, development, working patterns, and project management, have become less formal, mentoring has gone the opposite direction: Initially, it was a relationship established by personal initiative—sometimes mutual—between two people of different experience and status levels. In recent decades, organizations have made mentorship contractual.

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/how_reverse_mentoring_can_lead_to_more_equitable_workplaces

 

WEEK 25 News

ICC receives $3 million federal grant for Workforce Sustainability Center

To help maintain the region’s workforce needs, Illinois Central College has received $3 million federal grant for its new Workforce Sustainability Center.

https://week.com/news/peoria-news/2019/07/16/icc-receives-3-million-federal-grant-for-workforce-sustainability-center/

 

The Morning Call

College isn’t for everybody, Pennsylvania lawmakers hear

Superintendent Thomas Parker from the Allentown School District in Pennsylvania, along with local labor unions and employers, are speaking to the state Congress to encourage more dynamic conversations on alternatives to college like career and technical education. 

https://www.mcall.com/news/education/mc-nws-allentown-career-and-technical-education-hearing-20190716-46homci34vfizbbnn7ckp3w4p4-story.html

 

July 15th  

Construction Dive 

Credentials: Why Do They Matter?

No author, sponsored by NCCER 

“With 70% of jobs needing less than a bachelor’s or graduate degree, credentials are a key element of the workforce development system in the U.S.”

https://www.constructiondive.com/spons/credentials-why-do-they-matter/558595/

 

Forbes 

Is AI Going to be a Jobs Killer? New Reports About the Future of Work

Gil Press 

“The number of jobs which AI and machines will displace in the future has been the subject of numerous studies and surveys and op-eds and policy papers since 2013, when a pair of Oxford academics, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne, estimated that 47% of American jobs are at high risk of automation by the mid-2030s.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gilpress/2019/07/15/is-ai-going-to-be-a-jobs-killer-new-reports-about-the-future-of-work/#7e4c02b4afb2

 

Forbes 

The Future of Work: 5 Important Ways Jobs Will Change in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Bernard Marr

“In many respects, the future of work is already here. Amid the headlines exclaiming the predicted loss of jobs due to automation and other changes brought by artificial intelligence (AI)machine learning and autonomous systems, it’s clear that the way we work and live is transforming.”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/07/15/the-future-of-work-5-important-ways-jobs-will-change-in-the-4th-industrial-revolution/#1147baa754c7

 

Richmond Register 

Area Counties Look to Pilot Program

Taylor Six 

“She explained that referrals could come from different recovery systems, district courts or workforce boards with a primary role to find jobs that will help produce a sustainable income.”

https://www.richmondregister.com/news/area-counties-look-to-pilot-program/article_83c5aff5-ccbb-5060-b70d-6ba0046a9887.html 

 

The Washington Times 

Bring Everyone Who Works for the Federal Government Under the Microscope

John York 

“The biggest portion of the blended federal workforce consists of federal contractors. Today, there are about 3.7 million federal contractors — almost twice as many as there were in the 1960s.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/15/bring-everyone-who-works-for-the-federal-governmen/

 

Workforce.com 

Move Over, ‘Net Kids,’ Generation Z Has Arrived

Bethany Tomasian 

“Leadership should be prepared to manage this new generation of young adults who, much like the millennials, are set to change the face of the workforce.”

https://www.workforce.com/2019/07/15/move-over-net-kids-%E2%80%A8generation-z-has-arrived/

 

July 13th

Detroit News 

Opinion: Taxpayer Subsidized Workforce Development is a Lemon

Sarah Estelle 

“That’s a worthy cause for sure, but when you look under the hood, the state’s effort to improve workforce development is actually quite underwhelming.”

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2019/07/13/opinion-taxpayer-subsidized-workforce-development-lemon/1713347001/

 

Ellwood City (Pennsylvania)

BCS Debutes Mobile Lab for Online Manufacturing

Butler County Community College’s (PA) manufacturing pre-apprenticeship certificate program, registered with the state Department of Labor and Industry and free to eligible students, will debut at BC3 @ Lawrence Crossing, a community college in Lawrence County, PA, in August as mostly online and bolstered by eight hands-on lab sessions using equipment to be brought to BC3’s additional location in New Castle.

http://ellwoodcity.org/2019/07/16/bcs-debutes-mobile-lab-for-online-manufacturing/

 

July 12th

The Dallas Morning News 

The Future of Work: Either Get Skilled and Get Urban or Good Luck

Editorial Board 

“And a new study by international consultant McKinsey Global Institute on the future of work in America reminds us that such workforce upheaval has sweeping implications for Texas and Dallas.”

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/12/future-work-either-get-skilled-get-urban-good-luck

 

July 11th

The Hill 

America Must Focus on the Early Childhood Education Workforce

Linda Smith and Kathlyn McHenry

“Some states have also used the new funds to support workforce development with bonuses and stipends for staff to obtain credentials and degrees.”

https://thehill.com/opinion/education/452626-america-must-focus-on-the-early-childhood-education-workforce

 

The Wilson Times 

Swiss Game Developer Involved in Local Initiative

Brie Handgraaf

“This type of relationship may be a good national example to show game developers that their products have an education and workforce element, and encourage more of them to open a dialogue with workforce boards or others involved with helping youth explore careers,”

http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/swiss-game-developer-involved-in-local-initiative,182988

 

 

 

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