Tag: higher education

Major Companies’ Experience with In-House Business Schools

Businesses across the United States are struggling to find workers to staff their operations. Many are at a loss to find even entry-level employees for frontline retail and service roles. As one can imagine, that challenge can become even more acute when a company starts to add more robust qualifications to their hiring criteria. Consider, […]

Diversity Takes Many Forms: Making Progress Through Understanding and Inclusion

Successful diversity, equity and inclusion leadership requires the same kinds of leadership skills that make one successful in any corporate leadership role, whether that be operations, finance, marketing or anything else. But it also requires a solid understanding and knowledge of the underlying subject matter. Working in a relatively new area of corporate focus, DEI […]

reskilling

A New Mandate for Reskilling

There has long been a disconnect between what employees learn during their formal education and what employers find they need on the job. That’s true not only for long-term employees but also even for those newly emerging from institutes of higher education.

training

Combining Classroom Training with On-the-Job Training

Broadly speaking, there are two primary forms of training used by most organizations. The first involves structured training during designated instruction periods by assigned, often full-time, instructors using some combination of lecture, assigned course material, and examination. This classroom-style training would not be unfamiliar to any high school or college student.

apprenticeship

Could Apprenticeships Be Making a Comeback?

In earlier centuries, apprenticeships were the norm for introduction into a profession. What better way to learn a trade than to be immersed in that trade under the tutelage of an experienced practitioner?

High court upholds Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in higher education

Michigan voters’ right to prohibit preferential race-based admissions programs in the state’s university system was upheld today by the U.S. Supreme Court in Schuette v. The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigration Rights and Fight for Equality by Any Means Necessary (BAMN), 572 U.S. ___ (2014). In the 6-2 opinion written by Justice […]