At Penn Foster, we think the institution needs to wrap itself around the individual, not the individual around the institution. Listen to these thoughts I shared at the Learner Revolution Dinner and Discussion hosted by Education Design Lab about putting learners at the forefront of the future of work landscape.
Education and Training Innovation
“Education is being re-imagined. In this new world, both ground-based and online schools use a range of learning models that uniquely target wide audiences with different needs. This results in education that differs by consumer targets, content types, price points and even accreditation standards – but all at superior levels of affordability.”
Though nearly two-thirds of Americans do not have four-year college degrees, many have the skills employers are looking for. Still, middle-skill industry employers are requiring bachelor degrees for jobs that don’t really need them, leading to suboptimal hiring choices. Education providers must now translate these skills into signals that employers recognize. The challenge is recognizing […]
It’s no secret that automation is considered to be one of the biggest enemies of the skilled worker. The thought is that improving technology will soon make human work obsolete. But, what if the actual narrative is different, and, in fact, positive for your workforce? Is there a path to creating incremental opportunities for growth, […]
Your employees have the desire to upskill and bridging the employer-educator divide is complex. Learn more about our thoughts on workforce development and how we can help shape it’s future in a “Managing the Future of Work” podcast interview with distinguished Harvard Business School Professor Joe Fuller. Click here to listen to the podcast.
As posted on FosterEDU More Needs to be Done to Help the Working Class When the Labor Department released its latest snapshot of the unemployment rate last week, most people sat up and took notice. It’s hard not to note that the unemployment rate of 3.9% is the lowest it has been since 2000, which […]
As posted on FosterEDU 5 Key Insights on the Future of the Labor Market The ‘skills gaps’ is an acute issue, and is a natural byproduct of structural shifts in the economy. Three major factors are at play to create a job market unique in living memory. First, though the pattern of today generally matches […]
As posted on FosterEDU How to Work Together to Encourage – and Better Train – Workers Sitting on the Side Lines of a Full Employment Economy The Labor Department’s latest monthly jobs report, this one covering March 2018, was out on the street Friday. And frankly, not a lot has changed: the unemployment rate was […]
As posted on FosterEDU One of the great things about our country is that we are not just defined by what’s happened in the past, we’re also shaped by the possibilities of the future. So, on a day that is the ultimate definition of the “present,” the monthly release of the Labor Department’s jobs report, I […]
In today’s age of accelerated technology and industry, there is a looming issue in the workforce. New innovations are creating jobs with skillsets never previously required, and there exists a workforce of employees with skills that are slowly becoming outdated. There is a gap between these two developments, and workers are going to need to […]
(In collaboration with Jamai Livin, founder and CEO of Innovate+Educate) When tax cuts put billions of dollars on the balance sheets of American businesses, companies like AT&T and U-Haul promptly issued bonuses for their employees. Walmart gave a raise to their lowest-paid personnel. Such monetary moves are both attention grabbing and well-received in an economy […]