Is our education system the right fit for American workers?

politico | January 16, 2019

Is our education system the right fit for American workers?
Once, we all understood the bargain: Succeed in school, get a good job, and you’d laid the groundwork for a financially solid life.Now the education-jobs equation isn’t so clear, and it’s fast growing more complex. Already, two-thirds of jobs require some form of higher education, which can be expensive. And once you have a job, chances are you’ll need at least to retrain to stay on top of new technology, if not get further degrees or certifications to climb the ladder. And as costs stack up, higher education is growing out of reach for many.The U.S. educational system wasn’t built for this new world of work, and the strains are showing. This issue of The Agenda is dedicated to the question: If we care about widely shared prosperity, what should the role of education be? What are the best new career-building ideas out there, and how can policymakers in Washington help an aging system adapt?

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In this white paper, we will explore the benefits of effective training and outline various ways to provide that training. The objective is to help processors and manufacturers understand the tools that can be leveraged to maximize the value of their training program.In today's challenging business environment, successful companies are looking for ways to enhance their competitive advantages while reducing costs. Initiatives that improve production line performance and plant-wide operations can achieve these often-conflicting goals simultaneously and produce positive results.

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In this white paper, we will explore the benefits of effective training and outline various ways to provide that training. The objective is to help processors and manufacturers understand the tools that can be leveraged to maximize the value of their training program.In today's challenging business environment, successful companies are looking for ways to enhance their competitive advantages while reducing costs. Initiatives that improve production line performance and plant-wide operations can achieve these often-conflicting goals simultaneously and produce positive results.