February 03, 2016

It's no secret that the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are dominated by white men. A new center at Arizona State University is trying to change that. The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology officially launched last month with a mission that combines research, practice and advocacy to boost the ranks of women of color in jobs ranging from engineers at some of the nation’s top tech firms to chemistry Ph.Ds working as tenured professors.

January 27, 2016

As the U.S. job market improves, U.S. News & World Report today (Jan 26) released the 2016 Best Jobs rankings to help job seekers at every level take advantage of new opportunities and make smarter career decisions. Health care related jobs dominate the list of the 100 Best Jobs due to a combination of high salaries, low unemployment rates and better work-life balance.

January 26, 2016

A degree or certificate may tell an employer about your education, but it won't necessarily highlight your specific skills. Online education, however, has facilitated the rise of "microcredentials," namely digital badges, and nanodegrees, that aim to do just ​that.

January 26, 2016

A popular choice in today's tech-savvy society—and city—is a master's in computer science, offered locally at UTC. In 2012, Forbes ranked computer science master's degrees as the second-best advanced degree for getting a job. "Students should consider that they will only get a programmer job after a bachelor's degree in computer science, but there are a number of job opportunities and work in a variety of fields for those with a master's," Dr. L.

January 26, 2016

We can help young people get on a pathway to success by investing in career and technical education programs. Millions of Americans have come to appreciate the value of four-year college degrees. These degrees remain as important as ever. Yet just over half of high school graduates who go on to four-year colleges end up completing a bachelor’s degree within six years.

January 24, 2016

As if plummeting stock markets, fears of a new recession and a growing gulf between rich and poor isn't enough to deal with, world leaders have a new concern: a loss of more than 5 million jobs in 15 developed and emerging economies by 2020.That is what world leaders were told on Wednesday as the World Economic Forum opened its meetings at Davos with a stark picture about how technology will reshape society.

January 20, 2016

Go into any school -- any kindergarten classroom for that matter -- and you see the banners: Harvard, CU Boulder, Colorado State, School of Mines. The four-year college mantra is deeply embedded in the Colorado and American psyche. But what if that's not the right destination for a high school graduate? What if there was a way for them to focus on science, technology, engineering and math jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree?

January 19, 2016

What can be learned from this report? The first lesson is that the presence of strong female role models fundamentally improves the ability of women to deliver. Even more interesting is lesson two. Having more female role models in the workplace improves women’s performance, without impacting that of men. And, by extension, this net gain means it’s also better for business. This finding is as startlingly simple as it is powerful.

January 15, 2016

The data examined by the committee show we do not have a general teacher shortage, as there are many more people with teacher’s licenses than there are teaching positions. However, the data do show there are not enough STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) or special education teachers licensed compared to what is needed. All teaching positions are not identical. There are different markets for different types of teaching. That is not to say one position is more important than another. Yet, it is undeniable that some positions require a more specialized skill set.

January 14, 2016

Competition among businesses for top IT talent today makes it critical for managers to rethink their recruitment and retention methods. Speeding up hiring times, training from within, filling skills gaps with project professionals and offering attractive compensation can help you hire – and keep – the best and brightest for your organization.