Technical, Technology, STEM Education, April 2015

 
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  • JP Morgan Chase Pushes Job Training in Healthcare, Manufacturing
  • The Case for Career and Technical Education 
  • Ed Tech Developer's Guide - Richard Culatta - Department of Education
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JP Morgan Chase Pushes Job Training in Healthcare, Manufacturing

Unemployment remains high across the globe, yet recent data reveals that employers are having trouble finding workers in key sectors. As part of a five-year $250 Million New Skills at Work initiative, JP Morgan Chase is releasing a series of skills gaps reports in nine metro areas in the United States, as well as data reports for France, Germany, Spain and the UK. The reports focus on middle-skills jobs - those that require a high school degree and technical training but not a BA diploma. On April 16, 2015, JP Morgan Chase release the Detroit Skills Gap report, which shows that after suffering severe job losses from the decline of the auto industry and feeling the effects of the city's bankruptcy, the regional economy is stabilizing and employment is growing again.

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The Case for Career and Technical Education

Robert Reich, the distinguished author and Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, recently published an excellent piece on why a four-year college education isn't for everyone. As the President of Ivy Tech in Indiana, the nation's largest singly accredited community college system, I couldn't agree more.

High School students around the country are now in a frenzy as they wait for acceptance letters from their college of choice. Many hope to get into prestigious institutions, believing this will guarantee them a high paying job upon graduation.

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Ed Tech Developer's Guide - Richard Culatta - Department of Education

Opportunities abound for software developers to create impactful tools for teachers, school leaders, students, and their families. This guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning. Crowd-sourced from knowledgeable educators, developers and researchers who were willing to share what they have learned, this guide is designed to help

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