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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Section I: The Context
1. How Did We Get Here? A History of Education and Training in the United States / Michelle LaPointe and Jason Wingard
2. Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives / Andreas Schleicher
Section II: Education Providers -- Executive Perspective -- Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education: e-Learning and Surgical Residency / Edward Verrier
3. JPMorgan Chase Foundation: Fellowship to Improve Educational Outcomes for Young Men of Color / Twinkle Morgan, Calvin Hadley, and Mark Rigdon
4. The World Economic Forum: Global Leadership Fellows Program / Gilbert J.B. Probst and Eric S. Roland
5. Middlesex Community College: Evolving Programs to Meet Community Needs / Carole Cowan and Michelle LaPointe
6. University of Liverpool: Online Degree Programs for Professionals / Murray M. Dalziel
Section III: Employers -- Executive Perspective -- United Technologies Corporation: Employee Scholar Program / Elizabeth Amato
7. The National Football League: Player Engagement Program Prepares for Life After Football / Troy Vincent
8. Aramark: Partnerships to Invest in the Community and Workforce / Bev Dribin
9. Boeing: Business Career Foundation Program / Rick Gross
10. JPMorgan Chase: Business-University Partnerships Support Technology Education for Undergraduates / Jeffrey Saltz and Jennifer McDermott
Section IV: Coordinating Agencies -- Executive Perspective -- North Carolina Community College System: Coordinating the Development of Highly Skilled Workforce / Scott Ralls
11. The National Urban League: Framework to Support At-Risk Youth / Saroya Friedman-Gonzalez
12. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: A Networked Approach to Improving Math Education at Community Colleges / Corey Donahue and Gay Clyburn
13. Africa-America Institute: Developing Leaders for Africa / Melissa Howell
14. Northern Tier Industry and Education Consortium: A Partnership for "First Chance" Programs / Pete Butler
15. Jobs for the Future: Adapting European Vocational Education Models for American Youth / Nancy Hoffman
16. Swiss Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology: Advanced Diploma Examinations for Professionals Credentialing / Ursula Renold
Section V: The Path Forward
17. What Do We Know About Programs to Support Lifelong Learning? / Michelle LaPointe and Jason Wingard
18. What Might an Effective System of Lifelong Learning Look LIke? / Jason Wingard and Michelle LaPointe
Today's global knowledge economy requires individuals and companies alike to quickly adapt to new tools and strategies. To remain competitive, both must continually upgrade their skills. In the United States, however, support for ongoing education lags far behind other developed nations, creating a crippling skills gap. This book examines why America's existing educational models are failing employees and employers; the shift from content knowledge toward new ways of thinking and working, grounded in creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration; policies and programs that are working in the U.S. and abroad; recommendations for overhauling our education and training infrastructure and building partnerships between providers and employers. -- Edited summary from book.
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33.00 SOC SCI (99-SSC-9)