Monday, October 01, 2007
As the pressure from workforce shortages grows, more employers are turning to workplace training. Here is a good overview article of what has been happening in New Jersey. The article highlights the expanding scope of skills that employers need today.
An interesting fact: "As many as 40 percent of the nation's high school graduates said they were inadequately prepared for the demands of college and employment, according to a 2005 study by Achieve Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit group hoping to raise academic standards."
You can download the Achieve report here. You can visit the Achieve web site and get some useful background on the challenges of aligning high school with the demands of work and post secondary education. VIsit the web site.
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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
Download some background information on me here.