PORTFOLIO OF THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Past & Present

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HOW WORKERS SHIFT FROM ONE INDUSTRY TO ANOTHER

We can now map the trajectories of people who have successfully made the leap to different industries and higher-wage roles. And we can see which skills have been particularly valuable in propelling those career switches.

 

MAJOR REPORTS

Long-form pieces

ROBOT-READY

Human+ Skills for the Future of Work

The most valuable workers now, and in the future, are those who combine technical knowledge with human skills.

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THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF SKILLS

Using regional skill shapes to build a better learning ecosystem

Skill shapes provide a concrete method any region can use to identify local talent gaps for any industry and calibrate learning pathways to fill them.

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ON-RAMPS TO GOOD JOBS

Fueling Innovation for the Learning Ecosystem of the Future

Building a learning ecosystem that connect 44 million working-class Americans to good jobs and careers is the fundamental challenge our country faces as we prepare for the future of work.

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THE PERMANENT DETOUR

Underemployment's Long-Term Effects on the Careers of College Grads

Those who start out behind tend to stay behind. Our research found four in 10 college graduates are underemployed in their first job. Two-thirds of these graduates will still be underemployed five years later. Of those workers underemployed at five years, three-quarters will still be without college-level work at the 10-year mark

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THE REAL, LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF LIBERAL ARTS GRADUATES

Career trajectories and mobility

We’re getting mixed messages about the outcomes of liberal arts graduates. Depending on who you ask, these graduates are either headed for a lifetime as a barista or are capable of doing absolutely anything. The answer lies somewhere in the middle.

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LEVERAGING A NEW ROSETTA STONE

Deciphering human + technical skills to navigate the future of work

Now, more than ever, we need a Rosetta Stone that translates and connects the worlds of education and work.

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LIFELONG LEARNING WILL BE THE NEW NORMAL—BUT ARE WE READY?

Pew Trend Magazine

As we live longer and workplace requirements expand, continued learning and retraining are becoming essential.

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GOT SKILLS?

Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education

Online competency-based education can even out the playing field by taking students to the furthest point possible in their learning experiences, regardless of their starting point, race, geographical location, or family income.

Educause Review

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ON-RAMPS TO GOOD JOBS

The Benefits for Employers

On how employers can support the development and growth of on-ramps, or short-burst training programs for jobs in demand in local labor markets.

Manhattan Institute

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Michelle R. Weise 

Future of Work | Rise & Design LLC

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