How to educate the next workforce

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The Fast Company Impact Council, an invitation-only group of corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and other leaders from across industries, gathered on June 30 to share their reflections on recent trends and events. Like other leaders in this current moment, they are grappling with a global pandemic, outcry over social injustice, and a volatile economy.

In this roundtable discussion led by editorial director Jill Bernstein, top executives discussed Educating the Next Workforce. Participants were (in alphabetical order) Ana Bakshi, director of the Oxford Foundry at the University of Oxford; Rachel Carlson, CEO and cofounder of Guild Education; Abby Falik, CEO and founder of Global Citizen Year; Laura Ipsen, CEO of Ellucian; Tom Kolditz, director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University; Brian McCarthy, partner at McKinsey & Company; Alexandra Stanton, CEO of Empire Global Ventures; and

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The Undiscussed Problem About September’s Exodus Of Women In The Workforce

Best-selling author Christine Michel Carter is the #1 global voice for working moms. Christine’s voice transpires across miles into the heart, mind, and soul of moms everywhere. Women in the United States, Canada, Africa, Australia, France, the UK, Spain, China and India love her writing; it’s reflected in her international social media following and above-average social media engagement rates.

Featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, she has been called a “working mom who’s changing the world,” ”making a positive impact in the world,” “the mom of mom influencers,” a “mom on the move,“ a “branding mastermind,” one of the “funniest parents on social media,“ one of the “best working mom blogs to follow for support, laughs, and advice,“ “the exec inspiring millennial moms,” and “the voice of millennial moms.”

Christine clarifies misconceptions about working mom consumers for brands and serves as an amplifier of their personal

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New center in north St. Louis County provides education and workforce development opportunities

There’s a new center in north St. Louis County and it’ll help provide higher education and workforce development opportunities.



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The new center was made possible by Harris-Stowe State University and the Community Impact Network.

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It is where the former McKinley Elementary School once was at 6800 Normandale Drive.

A ribbon-cutting was held on Monday at the Harris-Stowe State University Community Impact Network Education Center will provide opportunities to underserved populations throughout the community.

“We could not be more thrilled to open the new Harris-Stowe State University Community Impact Network Education Center,” said Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr., President of HSSU. “This Center will serve as a bridge to higher education at Harris-Stowe State University and provide educational and job training opportunities for students and families residing in the Normandy Collaborative School District and parts of North St. Louis County. Our partnership with

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Senator Maroney Working To Better Educate Connecticut’s Workforce

Press release from the Office of Connecticut State Senator James Maroney:

September 28, 2020

State Senator James Maroney (D-Milford) is working to better educate Connecticut’s workforce to meet the state’s manufacturing needs. On Friday, September 25, Senator Maroney and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz met with Brian Bannon, owner and founder of ThermaXX Jackets; Jamie Scott, Executive Director of Manufacture CT; David Tuttle, Director of the Platt Manufacturing Program; and State Rep. Dorinda Borer to discuss ways to improve the school-to-work pipeline, the manufacturing job opportunities currently available, the ways companies have stepped up to help during the coronavirus pandemic, and workforce development.

“One of the powers of state government is the ability to convene meetings, and bring people together to have important discussions,” said Sen. Maroney. “I thank Brian Bannon and Thermaxx for hosting this valuable meeting. When there is a problem, the only way to move forward is

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Cabrini Students Prepare To Diversify PA’s Teacher Workforce

Press release from Cabrini University:

September 30, 2020

RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 30, 2020) Twenty-five Cabrini School of Education students will receive financial support and mentorship this fall thanks to $53,166 in funding from the Aspiring to Educate (A2E) program, a Cabrini partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Department of Education that aims to diversify the professional teacher workforce in the state.

“Cabrini has been at the forefront of the efforts to train more diverse and dynamic educators in Pennsylvania and beyond,” said Beverly R. Bryde, EdD, Dean of the School of Education. “We are grateful to the state and School District of Philadelphia for their support and shared vision of cultivating professional educators who better represent the diverse communities they serve.”
According to the Commonwealth, 96 percent of Pennsylvania’s more than 120,000 educators are white, and the pipeline of professional educators has been shrinking with

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Cengage Announces Expansion of Online Skills Business to Meet Growing Demand for Workforce Development and Reskilling

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Well-positioned to meet the surging demand for online certificates and micro-credentials, Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced plans to expand its Online Skills business. Through its current ed2go business, Cengage is already a recognized leading provider of online instructor-facilitated courses and career training programs for the adult continuing education and training markets. Leveraging its portfolio of globally recognized content and deep understanding of the digital learning experience, Cengage aims to build on current success and greatly broaden its offering in this rapidly growing segment.

“At Cengage, our mission has always been to meet students where they are and ensure they have access to affordable, high-quality learning materials that can help them succeed,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “The need for continued career training and reskilling as individuals progress in their career is becoming essential for advancement. We see this

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Paul Quinn College and Guild Education Partner to Expand Educational Options for America’s Workforce | News

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 23, 2020–

Paul Quinn College (PQC), America’s first urban work college and one of the most celebrated colleges in the country, announced it is the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to join the Guild Education (Guild) network. This partnership opens the doors to some of America’s largest and most influential companies to PQC while providing more than three million workers an opportunity to earn a degree from one of the most unique colleges in the country.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200923005799/en/

“We are ecstatic to become a member of the Guild network,” said Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College. “Guild’s commitment to helping hardworking Americans achieve their educational and economic dreams is something that we strongly identify with. We are honored to have been selected by them for this important work.”

Guild partner employees will be able

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Paul Quinn College and Guild Education Partner to Expand Educational Options for America’s Workforce

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 23, 2020–

Paul Quinn College (PQC), America’s first urban work college and one of the most celebrated colleges in the country, announced it is the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to join the Guild Education (Guild) network. This partnership opens the doors to some of America’s largest and most influential companies to PQC while providing more than three million workers an opportunity to earn a degree from one of the most unique colleges in the country.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200923005799/en/

“We are ecstatic to become a member of the Guild network,” said Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College. “Guild’s commitment to helping hardworking Americans achieve their educational and economic dreams is something that we strongly identify with. We are honored to have been selected by them for this important work.”

Guild partner employees will be able

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Early childhood education virtual jobs event series to help fill workforce loss from COVID-19

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council has partnered with Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Minus 9 to 5 to connect community members with jobs in early childhood education in an effort to help with the jobs deficit COVID-19 has created.

The virtual event series targets teachers, teaching assistants and childcare support staff in the field of early childhood education.

About 60 employers from across Hampton Roads will take part in the virtual series.

They are broken up by cities. On Tuesday, there will be an opportunity for people looking for early childhood jobs in Virginia Beach from 10 to noon.

Other cities follow in the coming weeks.

You RSVP, login to the watch the Zoom presentations from the employers, and then follow up contact information for job applications.

Jacqueline Rondeau, business services coordinator for the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, says this is a great time and opportunity to

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