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ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

ACICS Terminated, Agency Allowed Predatory For-Profit Colleges To Thrive

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, or ACICS, has been under scrutiny for continuing to accredit colleges whose students had strikingly poor outcomes. By Annie Waldman ProPublica, Sep. 22, 2016 — The Education Department announced today (Sept. 22) that it is stripping the powers of one of the nation’s largest accreditors of for-profit schools. The […]

Intern Hiring Falls 3.4% For 2014

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Intern Hiring Falls 3.4% For 2014

While employers plan to hire 1.3% more bachelor’s degree-level interns in 2014 than they did a year ago, overall intern hiring will fall 3.4% in 2014 from last year, according to results of a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE’s 2014 Internship & Co-op Survey found that nearly 97% of responding […]

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Stable Jobs For Workers With Intellectual Disabilities A Global Challenge

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Stable Jobs For Workers With Intellectual Disabilities A Global Challenge

  There are almost 200 million persons with intellectual disabilities in the world. For many of them, finding a stable job represents a major challenge. In Li’s case, a little help has made a big difference.   Li Chao ILO News– Li Chao is making marmite at the Wan Feng restaurant in Beijing’s Fengtai district. […]

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ManpowerGroup Urges Manufacturers To Help Solve the Skills Shortage

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ManpowerGroup Urges Manufacturers To Help Solve the Skills Shortage

Staffing firm ManpowerGroup is urging manufacturers to commit to private-public sector task forces for developing market-specific solutions to address the skills shortage within the U.S. manufacturing industry. “Innovative manufacturing and prototyping enterprises are growing in the U.S., but hiring in manufacturing is not as robust as we’d like to see,” said Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup president. “Contemporary […]

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VIDEO: 7 Skills Students Need To Succeed In The Workplace Of Future

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VIDEO: 7 Skills Students Need To Succeed In The Workplace Of Future

Tony Wagner, co-director of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, has identified what he calls a “global achievement gap,” which is the leap between what even our best schools are teaching, and the must-have workplace skills of the future: * Critical thinking and problem-solving * Collaboration across networks and leading by influence * Agility and adaptability * […]

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Male Nurses More Common, Numbers Triple Since 1970

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Male Nurses More Common, Numbers Triple Since 1970

Male nurses aren’t as rare as they used to be. More men are becoming RNs. While the nursing profession remains overwhelmingly female, number of male nurses has tripled during the past 40 years, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau study. In 2011 330,000 men were employed as nurses in the United States, about 9.6% […]

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From Kenya Slum Dweller To Company Director Creating Jobs

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From Kenya Slum Dweller To Company Director Creating Jobs

Lorna Rutto, Director, Eco-Post Recycling, Kenya ILO photo ILO News– Lorna Rutto was born in one of the most stunning parts of Kenya – the Rift Valley region of Nakuru, home to wildlife, pink flamingos and dormant volcanoes. But amidst this natural beauty are the sprawling slums of Kaptembwa where she grew up, on the […]

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Pro Bono: Accenture Trains 320,000 Worldwide In New Job Skills

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Pro Bono: Accenture Trains 320,000 Worldwide In New Job Skills

Management consulting firm Accenture says it has exceeded its Skills to Succeed program goal of by 2015 training 250,000 people worldwide in the skills necessary to get a job or build a business. Accenture says that thought is corporate citizenship initiative program, Skills to Succeed, it has already equipped more than 320,000 people with skills […]

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Corporate Training Spending Training Up 12% In 2012, Study Finds

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Corporate Training Spending Training Up 12% In 2012, Study Finds

Corporate training spending rose 12% on average in 2012, a sign that amidst greater financial stability, organizations are focused on reskilling their workforces, a new study found. The fining is one of the results of human resources consulting firm Bersin by Deloitte’s new training industry study, “The Corporate LearningFactbook 2013: Benchmarks, Trends, and Analysis of the […]

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Otzi The Iceman Reveals Evidence Of Prehistoric Specialized Jobs

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Otzi The Iceman Reveals Evidence Of Prehistoric Specialized Jobs

By ROBERT SCALLY— It was the dawn of work and jobs as we now know them. During Otzi the iceman’s time about 5,300 years ago, specialized jobs were beginning to emerge as civilization moved from nomadic hunting and gathering to living in settlements and farming. Otzi, also known as the iceman, is the mummified body […]

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