New MIT Work of the Future Research Explores How Work-Based Learning and Online Education Are Key Elements of Adult Training – Press Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(Business Wire)–The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, a multi-disciplinary initiative examining how emerging technologies are changing the nature of work, has released three briefs that highlight the critical role skills, learning and workforce training can play in creating shared prosperity for workers. With millions unemployed due to Covid-19—very likely facing the restructuring of industries ranging from retail to travel to hospitality and entertainment —workers will need to not only obtain new skills but also find new work.

This research from members of the Task Force explores the highly fragmented U.S. workforce training system for low- to moderate-skilled workers, comparable programs in Europe in which the private sector is significantly engaged in both the classroom and the workplace, and lessons from learning science and new technologies that could make online education, including workforce training, more effective.

Skill Training in Adults

Author: Paul Osterman, Professor of Human

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Tennessee education department announces $2M for educator training programs

Aspiring teachers attending seven universities across the state will be able to apply for limited full scholarships, thanks to a $2 million allocation by the Tennessee Department of Education through it’s Grow Your Own teacher education program.

Funded by Grow Your Own grants, university educator training programs partner with school districts to provide tuition-free education for aspiring teachers. Participants work as education assistants at placements in partner school districts, learning under qualified teacher mentors. The program was initiated with an eye to increasing access and removing barriers to the teaching profession.

“The Grow Your Own initiative will expand across the state and support hundreds of individuals to become teachers for free – while employed in our Tennessee school districts,” Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn said. “Right now, it could not be more important to remove barriers to the teaching profession, and I am proud of the way our state is

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55 Higher Education Organizations Condemn Trump’s Executive Order on Diversity Training


On Thursday, the American Council on Education and 54 other higher education associations signed a letter condemning President Donald J. Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order prohibiting diversity training for all federal contractors and grant recipients, including colleges and universities.

Signers of the letter include the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Common App, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Phi Beta Kappa Society and others.

President Donald J. Trump

The executive order seeks to ban training materials “rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that some people, simply on account of their race or sex, are oppressors.”

The letter accuses the president of causing “concern, confusion, and uncertainty for federal contractors and grant recipients across the country” because of the executive order’s “timing, content, and discordant tone.” It also argues that the prohibition goes against

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PCC Notes: College offers scholarships for select continuing ed training | News

WINTERVILLE — Pitt Community College recently received $279,300 through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) as part of an effort to help North Carolina recover from the economic turmoil COVID-19 created.

According to PCC Financial Aid Director Lee Bray, the college is using its GEER allotment to provide $750-scholarships to North Carolina residents pursuing high-demand workforce training through continuing education. She said the awards are available to students enrolled in approved Workforce Continuing Education pathways that include at least 96 hours of training and lead to state- or industry-recognized credentials.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for North Carolina residents to receive funded, short-term training programs to get into the workforce,” Bray said. She added that the scholarships could be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare and other components associated with the total cost of attendance.

Funding for GEER comes through the U.S. Department

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The best medicine for a COVID-19 economy? More education and training

Reading the tea leaves of a U.S. economy reshaped by COVID-19 has sent economic analysts and prognosticators into overdrive. Many see a move away from big cities and into simpler, socially distanced life in small towns. If this happens at scale, it could be a boon to heretofore “left-behind” places in the Midwest and other regions.

Others predict significant drops in demand for jobs with low education and training requirements, driven by automation and the growth of technology needed to operate socially distanced offices, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and even restaurants. A recently released analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia lends support to this idea.

Policymakers can adopt policies to help improve wages and opportunities in jobs with fewer credentialing requirements, for example by helping smaller manufacturers and boosting the minimum wage. But policy also needs to directly address the need for more workers with higher skills due both

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NTT Training Announces New Partnership with International Association of Electrical Inspectors

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — NTT Training is proud to announce a new partnership with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) which designates NTT as an approved nationwide training provider to deliver IAEI’s industry-leading content via Live Online Training. “IAEI trusts NTT with their content because they value our expert instructors and learn-by-doing philosophy,” says NTT Product Manager Cormack McCarthy. These new joint course offerings include:

  • Analysis of Changes-2020 NEC
  • Analysis of Changes-2017 NEC
  • Analysis of Changes-2014 NEC
  • Soares Grounding and Bonding Requirements
  • Hazardous (Classified) Locations
  • One- and Two-Family Dwelling Electrical Systems
  • Motors and Transformer Installations
  • Article 680-Swimming Pools and Similar Installations
  • Common Code Calculations
  • Electrical Service Requirements
  • NFPA 70E-Electrical Safety in the Workplace
  • Electrical Requirements for Health Care Facilities
  • NEC Essentials (Overview of the NEC)
  • Photovoltaic (PV) System Requirements
  • Commercial Installations and Inspection Requirements

In addition, NTT Training plans to offer these classes at

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Training the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

At Georgia State University’s Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group, students are tasked with determining whether existing tools are effective at stopping threats. Source: Georgia State University

“Companies are struggling to find resources to help them survive these attacks,” Maimon says. “Everybody is trying to keep their budgets reasonable, and many companies pay a lot of money for cybersecurity tools that, at the end of the day, they’re not really sure if they’re effective or not.

“Companies require these skills,” Maimon adds, “and they want the students that they’re going to hire in the future to have those skills.”

Industry relevance weighs heavily on the focus and design of the program. In fact, Maimon says, the entire concept behind the Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group came from conversations with industry stakeholders.

“We came up with this program based on our conversations with our advisory board, which is made up of people in industry,”

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FrontlineCo Launches Online Training Platform to Help Illinois Businesses Comply With New Sexual Harassment Prevention Education Requirements

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – October 1, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Under the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), employers with one or more employees are required to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all employees by Dec. 31, 2020. FrontlineCo, an association management firm with offices in Chicago and Springfield, has developed an online education and tracking tool to assist businesses without a dedicated human resources department remain compliant with sexual harassment prevention laws.

To combat rising cases of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) issued a set of minimum standard training requirements that every employer must follow to ensure proper preventative measures are in place. Employers can provide their own internal training or use a third-party vendor, but they must meet minimum statutory requirements as established by IDHR:  

  • an explanation of sexual harassment consistent with the IHRA;
     
  • examples of conduct that
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Technical Education Leader’s Response To Pandemic And New Blended Training Model Lead To Employment For Graduates

PHOENIX, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the pandemic continues to deliver a colossal shock to the economy, with weekly unemployment claims increasing to 870,000 for the week ending September 19 and topping an unprecedented 700,000 each week for over six months, Universal Technical Institute‘s (NYSE: UTI) pandemic response plan and blended training model are delivering results, with graduates finding employment across the nation.

“In a time of extraordinary challenges, our students are completing their education and going to work,” said Jerome A. Grant, Chief Executive Officer. “The fact that there are good jobs waiting for our graduates speaks to industry’s urgent demand for skilled technicians and the quality of our industry-aligned education model.”

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated pre-pandemic there will be more than 110,000 job openings for automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians on average annually across the U.S.

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