Monday, April 09, 2007
Relatively few jobs require a four year degree, but now any job with a future requires training past high school.
Here's an article you can pass along to the editorial writers in your local paper. Read more.
If yoou want a good background book on this subject, read Teaching the New Basic Skills. Written a number of years ago, it still stands as a major contribution to understanding how the educational landscape has shifted. No excuses: you can buy it used at Amazon for less than a buck.
We have a long way to go. This article is from Pittsburgh, but it could have been written about any region in our country, slow growth or fast. It underscores the lack of skills among a large portion of our young people.
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Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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