Article by Robert I. Lerman. View original post at www.urban.org Efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 have shut down much of American production, led to massive layoffs and reduced hiring, and endangered many American businesses. The scale of the lost output, revenues, and wages is unprecedented. Replacing workers’ lost incomes through unemployment insurance (UI) […]
| 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.