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Workforce Development News – Dec. 15, 2014
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“Middle-skill jobs, which require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree, make up the largest part of America’s and Missouri’s labor market. Key industries in Missouri are unable to find enough sufficiently trained workers to fill these jobs.”
“These abilities are key for your career in any company or industry.”
“A significant share of undergraduate students do not understand how much they are paying for college or how much debt they are taking on.”
The Crisis of Information in Higher Education
“Trust what these leaders say about good leadership. They are experts on the topic.”
“Each one has already been proven effective, so you won’t be the first to try it.”
“Most Americans say the internet and cell phones have brought benefits in learning, sharing and diversifying the flow of information into their lives. 87% of online adults say the internet and cell phones have improved their ability to learn new things and 72% of internet users report they like having so much information.”
“It can be hard to draw out the truth.”
“What to say and what to skip in this loaded conversation starter.”
“If you’re going to get anywhere in business, you need people to take you seriously.”
“In addition to basics such as your name and title, certain key elements boost your credibility and affirm your professionalism.”
“Social media is simple: if you share good stuff, people will reshare it, and you’ll get more interaction and more followers. Everything else is optimization (or delusion).”
“Developing skills is as important as training. A larger effort is needed to create a skilled workforce with employment potential.” – Pallam Raju