Talk of digital credentials and skills in hiring is everywhere—but the tech isn’t there yet
Most HR tech still isn't designed to accept digital credentials or gather robust skills data, according a new in-depth analysis. We dug into the findings and talked to the authors about the implications for skills-based hiring.
College grads with work-based learning more likely to land jobs—but see mixed results on earnings
A new study of work-based learning by CCRC finds promising outcomes for four-year grads, but less clear-cut ones for two-year grads.
Student engagement tied to career prep
More than half of undergraduates are disengaged. And a quarter say their experience would be better if it included more work-based learning, a new survey from Wiley finds.
Digital credentials’ appeal is strong, while corporate upskilling moves at a ‘snail’s pace’
Surveys out this week from IBM and LinkedIn take a closer look at the role of digital credentials and other forms upskilling in education and on the job.
Layoffs and the long game for apprenticeships and tech training
Recent layoffs and hiring freezes in tech raise questions about whether non-college pathways into the industry will continue to grow.
Rhetoric vs. reality on racial economic equity
Black workers remain underrepresented in tech jobs. We talked with Michael Collins of JFF about what a hiring downturn means for efforts to open doors for more Americans.
With Google’s latest push, a blending of industry and higher ed
Google’s new industry specializations were co-built by its experts and faculty at four top universities—part of a larger push to combine forces with higher education to drive economic mobility.
Amazon ups its cloud training investments
Amazon Web Services just launched a new skills center near D.C. and is expanding both its in-person and online training programs for cloud careers.
Youth apprentices doubled in the past decade—but rewards were uneven
Women and girls still dramatically lag in participation, and both women and Black youth get less of a wage boost.
Employers sign on to create almost 500 new apprenticeship programs
Through a new federal initiative, companies have agreed to build new programs across a wide range of industries and to hire 10K new apprentices in the next year.