Career / Vocational Fields

Ad Council campaign from White House task force will tout alternatives to bachelor's degree

New Ad Council campaign will tout alternatives to the four-year degree. Led by CEOs of Apple and IBM, the project comes from a White House-convened task force on workforce policy.

Swiss bring apprenticeships to Salt Lake Community College

New program uses the European model to give students training for advanced manufacturing through a hybrid model blending an apprenticeship with coursework at Salt Lake Community College.

Interview with IBM official about the company's 'new-collar' push to look beyond college degrees

The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.

Perspectives from the field on Amazon's big-dollar entry into training workers

The retailer is pouring $700 million into worker training -- mostly through its own programs. We asked some experts on postsecondary education and training to assess whether Amazon's initiative is threat or boon to higher education.

Employers team up with higher education to bring open data and standardization to hiring

As employers admit they need to give clearer signals about needed job skills, a broad U.S. Chamber-led group seeks to use standardization and technology to better align credentialing and work-force data.

Survey finds increasing interest in skills-based hiring, online credentials and prehire assessments

College credentials still loom large in hiring. But a new survey of HR leaders finds growing interest in skills-based hiring, online microcredentials and prehire assessments.

Dropping gainful employment means for-profits keep billions in student aid

Education Department's decision to drop gainful-employment rule will mean lowest-performing programs keep $5.3 billion over next decade.

Purdue to play key role in Infosys U.S. hiring and training push

University touts new deal to train for IT outsourcing firm’s U.S. hiring push, but faculty balk at lack of control over curriculum.

Increasing share of good-paying jobs go to college graduates

Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

Education Department announces new delays for gainful employment

Shift on gainful-employment rule is latest move by Trump administration that pleases for-profit sector but dismays its critics.

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