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January, 16th 2013
10:58
 

Take a close look at monthly unemployment figures – specifically the requirements for unfilled positions – and our nation’s fundamental economic challenge becomes clear. We have a “skills crisis,” not a jobs crisis. In New York City, for example, the January 2013 Real Time Jobs Report documents more than 300,000 unfilled jobs – nearly 1,000 at IBM, and thousands more at companies such as AT&T, JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup.

Read my latest op-ed in the New York Daily News to see how a new educational model that connects academic and workplace learning to college and careers is influencing public and private sector leaders to come together on this critical issue. They understand that through deeper partnerships between the private sector, higher education and K-12 schools, we can close the gap between education and employment – and reduce joblessness in a lasting way.

Related Resources:

How New York State Connects Education to Employment

Webcast: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce: Preparing Students to Compete
in the 21st Century Economy

A Pathway to Prosperity for New York State

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January 17, 2013
12:31 AM

For your information, there might be a second cause for the talent shortage, and it is a vital one. Here is a Ted Talks video from Sir Ken Robinson that could help you understand my point: http://www.youtube.com/watchv=iG9CE55wbtY&list=PL70DEC2B0568B5469
Since our working population is aging, our increasing skilled labor shortage will eventually cause some senior leadership shortage as well.

Meanwhile, our society is still not good with identifying visionary young people and nurturing them into leaders of the next generation. As young professions have to be examined by the human resource department in order to get into the workplace for career development, and our HR professions don’t do well with hiring people without a sound academic background.

Plus, our secondary education is quite expensive nowadays. The good thing is that, there are many free online courses available for today’s students, and hopefully these courses will be beneficial for pursuing our career development as well . So the question boils down to that education is for education or education is for the degree?


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