Training partnership teaches welding — and life skills

The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel – Rick Barrett “Growing up about 30 years ago, Super Steel Inc. President and CEO Dirk Smith says, he learned a work ethic and other essential skills that he believes are missing now in some job applicants....

Vocational Education for a Post-Industrial Society

Education Next – A. Graham Down “The most important aspect of Nancy Hoffman’s recent book Schooling in the Workplace is that it reminds us of how seriously vocational education has been neglected in the general concern about school...

The hardest jobs to fill (think plumbers)

The Washington Post – Valerie Strauss “Reformers who think that students should be studying subjects that will help them fill empty jobs should be pushing for more vocational education in the skilled trades.”...

An end to qualifications that have no real value

The Guardian – Alison Wolf “Young people all over Europe face a daunting labour market, and school qualifications are critically important to their job prospects. An education system that ignores labour market realities is failing in its duty. In the...

Industry Puts Heat on Schools to Teach Skills Employers Need

The Wall Street Journal – James R. Hagerty “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report in May that said higher education had failed to ‘tap the potential of digital technology’ in ways that would “transform learning, dramatically...