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Bosses Seek 'Critical Thinking,' but What Is That?

Critical thinking is a critical skill for young workers these days, but what bosses mean by that and how to measure it is less clear.... More

When Ebola Is a Workplace Issue

Only a few hospitals in the U.S. are currently treating Ebola patients, but health-care workers around the country are on edge. Issues around communic... More

Conflict Over the Conference Room

Amid dueling meetings and scarce space, companies try new ways to ease competition for space. ... More

State, City Jobless Rates Both Fall

Unemployment rates for both New York state and New York City both dropped in September, according to the state Department of Labor... More

A Bit of College Can Be Worse Than None

The payoff from college is in finishing. There is little or no difference in wages among 20- to 24-year-olds who graduated high school and those who c... More

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RECAP: SkillsUSA 2012 Championships

Sep 17, 2012 • by Jim Babson • US Careers Online
After another thrilling week of competition the 2012 SkillsUSA National Championships for CNC Milling, CNC Turning, and Precision Machining Technology are now complete and a total of eighteen medalists have been named. More

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Passmores Academy in Harlow praised for its careers education

Oct 1, 2014 • Harlow Star
The quality of careers education at Passmores Academy in Harlow has been recognised with an award. The careers team at the Traceys Road school has successfully achieved the Recognition of Quality Award (RoQA) for Careers Education, Information ... More

Careers advice, the poor cousin of education

Sep 30, 2014 • CIPD (blog)
Although I do sometimes long for the days I could call a bottle of Clearasil a skincare regime, I'm really glad I'm not 18 anymore. I took my A-Levels somewhere between Tony Blair making his now infamous “education, education, education” speech and top ... More

Primary pupils to learn about work

Oct 14, 2014 • BBC News
Head teachers want primary school pupils to learn more about the links between learning and the world of work. More than 1,000 schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have signed up to a project putting them in touch with local employers. More

Skills and career advice will help young people succeed

Oct 20, 2014 • Yorkshire Post
It will see the launch of a new CEIAG (careers education, information, advice and guidance) Gold Standard for schools, colleges and other education providers which support young people and adults, as well as a web portal to direct anyone looking for ... More

Digital careers platform links employers with young talent

Sep 26, 2014 • Onrec
The platform will also be available to every secondary school and college in the country as a tool to help support teachers in delivering statutory careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). Plotr now includes more than 700 career ... More

Inspire children with good careers advice and they do better at school

Oct 17, 2014 • The Conversation UK
We ask young people to make a lot of life-changing decisions. At 13 or 14 you choose GCSE subjects. Make the wrong choice and you could be ruling out your chance to pursue medicine or a number of other… More

Young Bay Area Latinas gathered at Google today for a summit to encourage ...

Oct 3, 2014 •
Companies like Google are interested in reaching out to young Hispanic girls and encouraging them to pursue projects and careers in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. That's why on Friday, Google hosted the Latinas Think Big summit at ... More

Liberal arts colleges training grounds for leaders

Oct 10, 2014 • South China Morning Post (subscription)
"Faculty who serve as mentors to students closely follow and support their careers. Education at an Ivy League research university is also outstanding, and the outcome is similar. But students get more attention from a liberal arts college; there is ... More

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