| By Nicholas Wyman | The shiny new toy always catches the eye. In schools, technology and STEM equipment can be a bit like that. A school might do a lot of sweating to fundraise or secure a grant to invest in tech to skill up their students for the 21st century. But after […]
Something’s happening in the U.S. economy right now. And it’s mostly good – business expansion, low unemployment, tightening labor markets, rising stock market prices and record profit shares. But underneath all the good news is a fundamental workforce problem. Companies want to grow – they have the means and the market to grow – but […]
By Nicholas Wyman. Forbes Modern Apprenticeships are available in a broad range of 21st-century industries and occupations. Photo: Getty In my previous post I talked about the “buy or build” choice for closing the skills gap. Do you compete in a tight labor market (buy); or train new workers yourself (build)? In this post I review the costs […]
IWSI America CEO and founder Nicholas Wyman discusses the importance of apprenticeships for young adults and workers looking for career change on Fox Business, November 20, 2019.
By Nicholas Wyman Forbes Contributor. There was a time when kids had ample opportunities to experience the adult world of work. Farm family children pitched in whenever needed: they built fences, learned how to tend animals and fix broken tractors, and dozens of other handy skills. City kids worked part-time in hardware stores, grocery stores, […]