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Industry certifications: “Breaking down the linear model of postsecondary education”

There is much discussion in the education and workforce spaces about opportunities for post-high school pathways. That conversation is being further fueled by the...

Building an inclusive workforce, creating opportunity for all

The unemployment rate in May dropped to 13.3 percent from April's 14.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as more than two...

Determining your best credentialing options

Millions of job seekers and students may be rethinking the skills they will need—now and in the future—in order to be a part of...

How will we respond to this crisis? It’s time to fix...

I joined the U.S. Department of Labor in the throes of the 1991 recession, and served as the Division Chief in charge of the...

Jane Oates: Associations play a critical role in addressing workforce challenges

In a December episode of Association Chat, host KiKi L'Italien interviewed WorkingNation President Jane Oates about the "role associations play in facing workforce challenges and some...

Service year that comes with rewards

Last month, more than 3,000 young adults across the country made a year-long commitment to help K-12 students living in areas of concentrated poverty...

Manufacturers turn to local partnerships to upskill workers

Manufacturing job growth is slowing. After adding 22,000 jobs a month in 2018, the industry has seen that number drop to 6,000 a month...

Reimagining retail jobs through upskilling and credentialing

Some of the biggest brands — iconic stores where you and your parents, perhaps even your grandparents, once shopped — have shuttered thousands of...

The winners and losers of globalization

We hear a lot about how companies are closing plants and sending jobs overseas where workers toil longer and harder for less pay. But...

A guide to the emerging educational revolution for adult learners

In today’s employment climate there's an abundance of stories about the increasing importance of lifelong learning when it comes to the future of work....