OCTAE Releases New Report of Adult Skill Development
Skills matter. In the past year, a remarkable convergence of data, analysis, and policy informed us of just how much they matter to individuals, their families and communities, and to the economy overall. This report, Making Skills Everyone's Business presents a vision for making adult skill developmentâ€”upskillingâ€”more prevalent, efficient, effective, and convenient. This vision rests on an understanding that foundation skillsâ€”the combination of literacy, numeracy, and English language as well as employability skills required for participation in modern workplaces and contemporary lifeâ€”are a shared responsibility of, and value and benefit to the entire community.
Burning Glass Technologies Report on Health Informatics
Health care reform depends on the better management of medical informationâ€”â€śhealth informaticsâ€ťâ€”yet the labor market is not keeping up with the demand for workers with these skills. A recent Accenture employer survey on middle-skill jobs found that health care employers consider medical codersâ€”the largest health informatics occupationâ€”to be one of their hardest-to-fill positions. According to â€śMissed Opportunities? - The Labor Market in Health Informatics,â€ťa Burning Glass Technologies analysis of job postings nationwide, health informatics jobs remain open longer than many others, a clear sign that employers struggle to fill these positions.
Harvard Business School, Burning Glass Technologies and
Accenture Release Report on Middle Skills Jobs
The decline of middle-skill jobs is hurting both U.S. competitiveness and the middle classâ€”and business should take the lead in turning that around, according to a new report from Accenture, Burning Glass Technologies, and Harvard Business School.
Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding Americaâ€™s Middle Skills, uses Burning Glass labor market analytics, along with research from Accenture and the U.S. Competitiveness Project at Harvard, to identify the middle-skills jobs that are crucial for American competitivenessâ€”the first report to do so.
Workplace - NCWE Newsletter Now on Website
The NCWE Newsletter "Workplace" can now be found on the website under "About NCWE"