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The late Steve Jobs of Apple, Inc., by any measure one of the greatest of American innovators, once noted that “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” As home to the most prolific innovators in the world, the United States has long been not just a leader, but the leader in the
The Business Council of New York State, Inc., the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the National Chamber Foundation are hosting the “Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity” tour in Albany, to discuss education reform in local communities and inspire local leaders to become catalysts for change.
Microsoft made headlines recently with the release of their report on securing economic competitiveness by upgrading our workforce.
The U.S. manufacturing sector is more productive than ever, yet it is continually confronted with the challenge of finding technically trained people to work on its modern equipment. Illinois-based Caterpillar Inc. is no different.
Addressing the nation’s skills gap is “not getting the attention it deserves and needs” because it’s not a partisan or controversial issue, says Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
A newsworthy number came out of McKinsey & Company’s recently released report Education to Employment: Designing a System That Works: according to estimates by the International Labour Organization, 75 million young people are unemployed worldwide. When taking into account the number of young people underemployed, 75 million triples to an even more astounding 225 million.
Usually this time of year, we dedicate this space to our annual plea to Santa Claus with all the things we had hoped to find under our tree. Despite being good boys and girls for several years now, our list is still mostly untouched and unfulfilled. Since Santa is apparently a selfish bloke, we’re taking our wish list to a slightly less miserly entity—Congress.