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New Paper Recommends Career Readiness Indicator in Accountability Systems
In today’s economy, career readiness is receiving increased attention at the state and federal policy levels and in our schools. Much of this is driven by growing interest in improving student transitions to both college and employment.
It wasn’t long ago when a person in the United States could make a middle class living as long as he or she had an alarm clock and a good work ethic. These jobs often required routine work where a person didn’t need to have broad skill sets to earn a decent living. But, times have changed.
Imagine interviewing a candidate who lacks interpersonal skills and has less-than-average communication abilities. Immediately, the candidate may be moved to the bottom stack of applicants, regardless of his or her education and experience.
As summer winds down, millions of parents nationwide with school-aged children will send their kids back to school. It’s an exciting new beginning, but often packed with challenges as parents rush to prepare their children for a new academic year.
Donohue to Boy Scouts: We’re helping businesses understand how hiring young talent can support their long-term growth goals
Most people associate the Boys Scouts of America with camping and learning the value of civic duty. But what people may not know is the organization has a strong dedication to career exploration and readiness.
Recent federal legislation, such as the Every Student Succeeds Act, has brought national attention to improving both college and career readiness. Career development is a critical component, but there is widespread dissatisfaction with the quality of today’s services. Best practices are well-positioned to better inform and prepare students for the world of work; however, there is one notable limitation—they are not designed to foster employer leadership. As companies look to create a pipeline of talent to compete on a global stage, how can the business community secure and maintain the supports it needs to play an expanded role in career development?