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College student earns 4.0 GPA, then promptly drops out: ‘You are being scammed’

By Zach Cartwright Billy Willson, a student at Kansas State University, made an eloquent case against the modern college education system after earning a 4.0 GPA. In a viral Facebook post featuring a photo of himself flipping the bird at the Kansas State University sign, Willson laid out his case for why he was dropping out despite earning perfect grades in all of his classes this past semester. “YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will see it some day,” Willson wrote. “You are being put thousands into debt to learn things...

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Transmosis CEO to speak on “Filling the Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline” panel at the Tech Policy Summit, Capitol Hill, Feb 14 2017

Transmosis CEO Chase Norlin will be speaking about filling the cybersecurity workforce pipeline in Washington, DC: Filling the Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline There is no doubt that we are facing a shortage of skilled workers needed in the cybersecurity space. The problem is two-fold: filling the gaps that we have today while preparing the next generation to ensure adequate workforce in the future. This is a problem that needs to be solved by the public and private sectors working together to create clear career paths for cybersecurity, while using all available tools for recruitment and retention of skilled personnel. This...

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President Trump and Fuller Employment

  Donald Trump greets attendees after a campaign event in San Diego, California, U.S. Trump said he would rescind “job-destroying” Obama administration environmental actions within 100 days of taking office and cancel a landmark international climate deal reached last year in Paris. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Donald Trump   By: Michael Bernick During the campaign, President Trump put forward several ideas for large-scale job creation/training initiatives. Each of these ideas should call forth far more discussion in the next few months, for each can hold promise if undertaken effectively. Further, in a type of Nixon-to-China...

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Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,977,000

By: Terence P. Jeffrey         (CNSNews.com) – The United States lost 9,000 manufacturing jobs in October while gaining 19,000 jobs in government, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Government employment grew from 22,216,000 in September to 22,235,000 in October, according to BLS, while manufacturing jobs dropped from 12,267,000 to 12,258,000. The 22,235,000 employed by government in the United States now outnumber the 12,258,000 employed in manufacturing by 9,977,000. Over the past year—from October 2015 to October 2016—manufacturing employment fell by 53,000, declining from 12,311,000 to 12,258,000. During the same period, government employment...

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Why Investing In Apprenticeship Makes Good Dollars And Sense

  Skilled employees at the BMW plant in South Carolina. (Image: SC Technical College System) By: Nicholas Wyman  In a highly polarized election cycle, it is hard to find a topic on which presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree. But there is at least one area of common ground: both candidates know that the strength of the economy depends on getting more people into good jobs. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Whether it’s creating more jobs or filling the millions of job vacancies that exist, tackling unemployment depends on effective training and education. As Clinton stated in her acceptance...

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A Job In Security Leads To Job Security

By: Paul Curran Developers who focus on secure development skills find themselves in high demand. Developers who choose to augment their knowledge with secure development skills will find themselves in the most in-demand career field as the growth in cyberattacks forces organizations and governments to strengthen their cyber war chests with more advanced tools, increased budgets, and larger teams. A quick glance at the astronomical budgets that governments and Fortune 100 companies are allocating toward cybersecurity provides a glimpse into the extreme challenges organizations face because of the increase in cyberattack sophistication and volume. J.P. Morgan has increased its...

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Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools

Instructor helps a student participating in a woodworking manufacturing training program in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg Charlie Negron By: Nicholas Wyman Throughout most of U.S. history, American high school students were routinely taught vocational and job-ready skills along with the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. Indeed readers of a certain age are likely to have fond memories of huddling over wooden workbenches learning a craft such as woodwork or maybe metal work, or any one of the hands-on projects that characterized the once-ubiquitous shop class. But in the 1950s, a different philosophy emerged: the theory that students...

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Best Cities for Job-Seekers

Looking for a job? Whether you just graduated or are simply looking to make a change, it might be time to reconsider your location — not all cities are created equally. And which city will give you the most opportunity largely depends on what career path you’ve chosen. Nationally, the unemployment rate is holding at less than 5% — down from a 2009 high of around 10% — and the job market is seeing steady growth. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most of that growth between 2012 and 2015 has taken place in a few key sectors....

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GENIUS LANDS 10 JOB INTERVIEWS BY DELIVERING HIS RESUME IN BOXES OF DONUTS

. . . . By: Tony Merevick As you may know all too well by now, writing a resume with all the right keywords, the best information about yourself, and just enough exaggeration is already a major obstacle standing between you and an exciting new job. To make things worse, there’s a chance it’ll go unnoticed at the bottom of a recruiter’s overloaded inbox. But it looks like one dude has come up with a brilliant solution for both of those problems:delivering his resume in a box of donuts. Really. Lukas Yla, a 25-year-old Lithuanian marketing professional looking for work...

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Career Technical Education: What It Can and Cannot Do in Building a Next Middle Class

      By Michael Bernick, San Francisco At community colleges throughout California, Career Technical Education (CTE) is attracting sharply increased funding and growth. Focused on training for the “new technician” jobs, CTE offers promise of building a new middle class. Is this so? How widespread an impact can CTE have? What are these “new technician” jobs? How many “new technician” jobs really are out there? A new report, “Career Technical Education: Reducing Wage Inequality and Sustaining California’s Innovation-Based Economy” from the Center for Jobs and Human Capital at the Milken Institute, helps us sort through some of these questions....

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