Workforce Development News – February 25, 2019

By on February 25, 2019
Making Learning a Part of Everyday Work

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Making Learning a Part of Everyday Work

“The urgency of work invariably trumps the luxury of learning. But, what if we could make learning more a part of our day-to-day jobs? How can we use the flow of work to drive learning?”
https://hbr.org/2019/02/making-learning-a-part-of-everyday-work

Manufacturing Skills Gap: Myth, Or Real Threat To Competitiveness?

“At least three quarters of the rise in required skills has genuinely been driven by jobs becoming more complex because of new technologies or new business processes.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcoannunziata/2019/02/20/skills-gap-myth-or-real-threat-to-competitiveness/

Project Lead The Way Releases New Research Around Skills Graduates Need Most for Labor Market Success

“A combination of technical and transportable skills key for labor market entry and advancement.”
https://www.pltw.org/news/project-lead-the-way-releases-new-research-around-skills-graduates-need-most-for-labor-market-success
Transportable Skills Report: https://www2.pltw.org/TransportableSkillsReport

On-the-Job Training Required for 76.8% of U.S. Workers in 2018

“The average length of on-the-job training was about a month (34 days) and the median training time was about 14 days.”
https://www.bls.gov/news.release/ors.nr0.htm

Best Communication Skills for Workplace Success

“Seven essential communication skills every employee and boss needs to hone.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/best-communication-skills-for-workplace-success/

The Feedback Fallacy

Learning rests on our grasp of what we’re doing well, not what we’re doing poorly, and certainly not on someone else’s sense of what we’re doing poorly.
https://hbr.org/2019/03/the-feedback-fallacy

How Racial and Regional Inequality Affect Economic Opportunity

“Many African-Americans today remain situated in communities with the lowest prospects for upward mobility.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2019/02/15/how-racial-and-regional-inequality-affect-economic-opportunity/

9 Phrases You’ll Hear Effective Leaders Say to Inspire and Motivate Their Employees

“Does this sound like your boss?”
https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/9-phrases-youll-hear-effective-leaders-say-to-inspire-motivate-their-employees.html

3 Questions Top Candidates Ask In A Job Interview

“Learn why you want to ask these questions.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adunolaadeshola/2019/02/13/3-questions-top-candidates-ask-in-a-job-interview/

Change is the end result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

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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