Workforce Development News – December 3, 2018

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Restoring Opportunity for The Working Class

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Work, Skills, Community: Restoring Opportunity for The Working Class

“Proposals to create jobs, train and retrain workers and revitalize blue-collar communities.”
https://opportunityamericaonline.org/wcg/

The Importance of Helping Students Find Mentors in College

“An insufficient percentage of students are receiving high-quality mentoring. Some students need clear guidance on how to find mentors. There is a strong connection between the reported level of academic challenge students experience and the strength of mentoring relationships students form with faculty.”
https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/245048/importance-helping-students-find-mentors-college.aspx

14 Must-Have Skills for Entry-Level Workers

“No matter what kind of position or employer you’re looking for, there are a handful of skills — both soft and hard — that can boost your application almost anywhere.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/must-have-entry-level-worker-skills/

Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges

“How Public Colleges Reinforce White Racial Privilege and Marginalize Black and Latino Students.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/SUStates/

How to Answer the Most Common Interview Questions

“Your answer must always focus on showcasing the value you will bring to your employer.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/how-to-answer-the-most-common-interview-questions/

7 Bad Interview Answers & How to Improve Them

“If you truly want to stand out, you need to avoid cliché answers and dig deeper into what kind of information they’re really looking for.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/bad-interview-answers/

Why Rural America Needs Cities

“A network of nearby cities could be better for rural America than a few big ‘superstar’ cities.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/why-rural-america-needs-cities/

Afraid of Public Speaking? 7 Tips to Do It Well

“Don’t make it about you.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/afraid-of-public-speaking-7-tips-to-do-it-well/

America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.” – George H.W. Bush

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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