Workforce Development News – May 21, 2018

By on May 21, 2018
Rules of the College and Career Game

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Five Rules of the College and Career Game

“College is less about what college you go to and what degree you get but more about the returns of individual college programs.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/5rules/

3 Reasons that Career and Technical Education Doesn’t Preclude College

“All kids should choose a post-high school path that aligns with their career goals.”
http://hechingerreport.org/opinion-3-reasons-career-and-technical-education-doesnt-preclude-college/

Tomorrow’s Factories Will Need Better Processes, Not Just Better Robots

“Many of automation’s gains have already been realized.”
https://hbr.org/2018/05/tomorrows-factories-will-need-better-processes-not-just-better-robots

Why Robots Won’t Inherit the Factory

“Agility and judgment are among the chief advantages that humans possess in the factory. Machines don’t come close.”
http://www.industryweek.com/technology-and-iiot/why-robots-won-t-inherit-plant

Race, Economics, and Social Status

“The combination of social and economic status can reveal a group or individual’s unequal access to resources, privilege, power, and control in a society. This Spotlight on Statistics examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore the patterns of social and economic factors by race and ethnicity.”
https://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2018/race-economics-and-social-status/home.htm

5 Behaviors of Leaders Who Embrace Change

“They encourage employees to take risks and experiment.”
https://hbr.org/2018/05/5-behaviors-of-leaders-who-embrace-change

Why the Onboarding Experience Is Key for Retention

“Only 12% of employees strongly agree that their organization does a great job onboarding new employees. This failure gets in the way of the formation of an emotional bond between the new hire and the company — a connection that can make or break retention.”
https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/234419/why-onboarding-experience-key-retention.aspx

How to Dress Your Best in Any Work Environment, From a Casual Office to the Boardroom

“Figuring out how to dress for work can be confusing and frustrating. But dressing appropriately for the job is crucial.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-dress-for-work-business-attire-2014-8

How to Interview Your Interviewer

“You should always have questions to ask. Not only will it make you look more prepared — it will help you determine whether or not the opportunity is truly right for you.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-interview-your-interviewer/

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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