3 Types of Academic Programs that Can Get Job Seekers Employed Quickly

Posted by Daniel Dolph on 6/8/17 11:51 AM

As the American economy has taken on a service-oriented identify over the last couple decades, the job market has become an ultra-competitive arena. Workers today are expected to possess a higher level of skill than at any time in history. Knowledge and skill have become priceless commodities businesses seek out and deploy to gain a competitive advantage. The companies with the most adept employees are the ones leading the way in their market.

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Topics: Power Skills, soft skills, High School Diploma, career certificates

Discover 3 Ways to Improve College and Career Readiness at NSBA 2017

Posted by Pat Gaffey on 3/21/17 3:27 PM

Penn Foster is happy to be returning to the 2017 NSBA Annual Convention and Exposition for another year. Held from March 26th - 27th in Denver, CO, this national event brings together education leaders at a time when domestic policies and global trends are combining to shape the future of the American learner.

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Topics: Power Skills, workplace competencies, soft skills, NSBA 2017, national school boards association

3 Steps Youth Organizations Can Take to Better Develop Career-Ready Students

Posted by Daniel Dolph on 11/4/16 11:17 AM

For organizations working with Opportunity Youth, the mission is to position students for long-term employment. Obviously, the thought and work that goes into doing this is more complex than the mission statement sounds. There are a number of different philosophies for how to most effectively train and skill students. But, a common starting place is to look at the data to understand the local economy and determine which jobs and technical skills are in demand.

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Topics: Opportunity Youth, Power Skills, workplace competencies, soft skills

 

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