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This Nashville tech firm says it has a solution for country’s skills gap

By Joel Stinnett – Reporter, Nashville Business Journal As growing cities across the country struggle to find qualified workers for their changing economies, one Nashville company has developed a solution it thinks can build pipelines of talent. Since it hit the market in 2014, YouScience has provided online assessments for more than 200,000 students in 700 schools across…

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Can Merging The Departments of Education And Labor Really Work?

The newest occupant of the White House has broken many conventions since he’s arrived. Shattered, even. But one of the boldest moves so far is a proposal to merge the Department of Education and the Department of Labor to form a single agency: the Department of Education and the Workforce. This new agency, still enjoying…

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How to Build a Talent Pipeline to Keep Your Company Moving Forward

  With unemployment at a historic low, even successful companies in thriving industries are struggling to find employees. Compounding this issue, Americans today are less willing to move for new jobs than they were in the past. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national “mover rate” hit a record low of 11.6 percent in 2011 and…

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How Community Leaders Can Bring a Ghost Town Back to Life

A community drained of its local economy is a heartbreaking sight, but if leaders can tap into the talent that already thrives in their neighborhood, a new one can be created. It’s a particular kind of loss — when a town that has grown and thrived around a single industry finds that the industry has…

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YouScience: Exposing Non-Traditional Students to CTE Pathways

YouScience is a revolutionary career guidance platform that is poised to change the way students explore CTE pathways and plan for their futures. Career and technical education has changed quite a bit over the years. CTE programs offer great exposure to many post-secondary options, but there is often a missed opportunity to get students into…

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Some Industries Are Still Lacking Women, but Female Professionals Can Help

Rich Feller Despite all the ways in which young women are shifting perceived social bias in the workplace, there are still many careers and industries that remain unbalanced. That’s because biases take a long time to evolve — adolescents growing up in a patriarchal society take their clues about the world of work from their…

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A Pivotal Point for Opportunity in Education

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle September 18, 2018 Earlier this month, the world was captivated by the story of Geoffrey Owens – an actor famous for his 80’s TV roles who made national news when he was photographed bagging groceries at a Trader Joe’s. After a series of articles highlighted his fall from stardom, Owens took…

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You Can Find Talent Easily – But How Do You Fill the Skills Gap?

Armando Garza September 13, 2018 Talents and skills are closely related, but they’re different in a few important ways. A talent is an innate ability that you’re born with, while a skill is something you learn over time. Numerical reasoning, for example, is an innate ability, whereas accountancy is a skill. Being talented with numbers…

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Where’s the Talent? Employers and Communities Need More than Passion

Rich Feller, Ph.D, Colorado State University August 9, 2018 | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation What do you love to do? It’s a question that drives career planning nationwide. That seemingly harmless probe is the assumption behind interest-only assessments, which have historically dominated career guidance efforts. However, these assessments are failing employers and students. Too…

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