Education should be about more than job training

The provincial government is rolling out a new curriculum for our schools. Teachers and many parents already know this; however, the government is now telling everyone through advertisements. In particular this weekend, I was watching a commercial with some bright young students working on a robotics project.

September 29, 2016

STEM Education Is Vital--but Not at the Expense of the Humanities

Kentucky governor Matt Bevin wants students majoring in electrical engineering to receive state subsidies for their education but doesn't want to support those who study subjects such as French literature. Bevin is not alone in trying to nudge higher education toward course work that promotes better future job prospects.

September 28, 2016

6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

The ideal future of U.S. STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education's STEM Initiatives Team.

September 23, 2016

Training Smart

I've written this article for the manager or trainer. But whether you're in a position to train or get trained, I hope you'll find these ideas helpful. As a manager or leader, you've done the most important thing: You hired wisely.

September 19, 2016

Free training can help veterans land IT jobs

Groveport resident Gail Goldman got a high-five from IBM Senior Consultant Gary Whitehead when she told him and six fellow U.S. Military veterans she had recently retired from the U.S. Department of Defense. Goldman told her data analytics classmates she had pursued a degree in project management after her retirement.

September 16, 2016

11 Tech Skills In Short Supply Now - InformationWeek

In the ever-evolving world of IT, do you have what it takes to stay relevant, or are you headed toward extinction? Here's a look at the top 11 tech skills IT leaders say are demand today. When it comes to tech jobs, staying relevant comes down to having the right skills at the right time.

September 13, 2016