Workforce Development News – May 13, 2019

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Examining How Industry Credentials Address The Skills Gap and Create Pathways to Careers

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Credentials Matter: Examining How Industry Credentials Address The Skills Gap and Create Pathways to Careers

“This year, 3.6 million American students will graduate high school. Whether they enter the workforce immediately or pursue postsecondary education they will all eventually find a job market where an estimated 65% of positions demand postsecondary credentials.”
Website: https://www.credentialsmatter.org/
Reporthttps://bit.ly/2JALrS3

What the Job Market Looks Like for Today’s College Graduates

“The good news: Most new grads will get a job.”
https://hbr.org/2019/05/what-the-job-market-looks-like-for-todays-college-graduates

3 Million Older Americans Can’t Find High-paying Jobs, and It Has Nothing to Do with Skills

“The share of older workers in the US labor force is increasing rapidly. Much of the jobs older workers take come from low-wage industries. One solution to get older workers high-paying jobs is to train them in skills these industries need.”
https://www.businessinsider.com/retraining-doesnt-help-older-workers-find-jobs-because-of-ageism-2019-5

Quit Waiting for the Perfect Candidate — Hire the Acceptable Candidate Instead

“Many companies struggle to choose the right candidate in a timely manner, which leads to serious staffing problems and lengthier hiring processes.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/quit-waiting-for-the-perfect-candidate-hire-the-acceptable-candidate-instead/

Shifting into An Era of Repair: U.S. Infrastructure Spending Trends

“These five findings delve into spending changes, revealing the difficult balancing act the U.S. faces to not only maintain its infrastructure, but to reliably upgrade it as part of a coordinated, long-term approach.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/shifting-into-an-era-of-repair-us-infrastructure-spending-trends/

What to Expect in a Second Interview

“Second interview questions give discerning interviewees a chance to differentiate themselves.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/what-to-expect-in-a-second-interview

3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking

“But simple doesn’t mean easy.”
https://hbr.org/2019/05/3-simple-habits-to-improve-your-critical-thinking

7 Reflective Questions That Lead to Better Habits

“Rekindle a relationship with your own version of happiness and a life full of significance.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/7-reflective-questions-that-lead-to-better-habits/

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” – Isaac Asimov

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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