Workforce Development News – February 11, 2019

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Is College Still Worth It?

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Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students

“It has gotten increasingly harder for students to work their way through college, especially for low-income students who face steep challenges when combining work and learning. Students from higher-income families tend to benefit as they work fewer hours in jobs directly related to their fields of study. Low-income working college students often work longer hours, and as a result, are less likely than their higher-income peers to get good grades and attain bachelor’s degrees or any credential at all.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/LearnAndEarn/

Automation Won’t Bring an Apocalypse—But That Doesn’t Mean It Will Be Easy

“The future warrants concern.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/02/04/automation-wont-bring-an-apocalypse-but-that-doesnt-mean-it-will-be-easy/

Is College Still Worth It? It’s Complicated

“The extent of the returns depended on several demographic characteristics—most notably, when people were born and their races or ethnicities. The financial benefits one can expect from a college degree appear to be lower among people born in the 1980s, and they remain unequal across racial and ethnic groups.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2019/february/is-college-still-worth-it-complicated

The 3 Elements of Trust

“And which one is most important for leaders.”
https://hbr.org/2019/02/the-3-elements-of-trust

To Delegate Effectively, Follow These 6 Steps

“You can’t be an effective leader if you’re not an effective delegator.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90302215/tips-on-how-to-delegate-effectively

What Diversity and Inclusion Policies Do Employees Actually Want?

“If organizations want to make progress, they need to invest in the right areas.”
https://hbr.org/2019/02/survey-what-diversity-and-inclusion-policies-do-employees-actually-want

5 Manufacturing Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

“We’re in the midst of an industrial revolution that is changing how products are designed, fabricated, used, and serviced.”
https://www.nist.gov/blogs/manufacturing-innovation-blog/5-manufacturing-technology-trends-watch-2019-0

How to Answer the 6 Toughest Job Interview Questions

“Both sides have to decide if this is a good fit.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/express/2019/01/21/how-answer-toughest-job-interview-questions/

Top 12 Best Questions to Ask at the End of the Job Interview

“You must prepare at least two questions that demonstrate your interest in the position, your drive to excel in the role, and the fact that you’ve done some homework.”
https://biginterview.com/blog/2011/08/best-questions-to-ask-end-interview.html

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

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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