The Center for Economic and Workforce Development is having a Career Training Open House on Tuesday, August 12th at 9:30am at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd, V219 Refreshments will be served!
Are you interested in a career in the food industry? Maybe a career as a Community Health Worker? At this open house, you’ll get information about (and even sign up for!) our affordable career training programs, CUNY CareerPATH and the Northeast Resiliency Consortium. In addition to career-specific training, our programs offer FREE supportive services including career advice, resume and cover letter assistance, job placement assistance, academic advisement and so much more!
A report by the Pew Research Center evaluates the effect of education on earnings for Millennials (aged 25-32) as compared with previous generations. Most significant, according to this study, is the increasing pay gap between those with a high school diploma, or less, and those with a Bachelor’s degree. Put simply: compared to previous generations, high school graduates are earning less and those with a Bachelor’s degree are earning more. In addition to reporting data on salaries, and unemployment and poverty levels, the survey also looked at attitudes towards work and education. Visit the Pew Research Center for more about this report.
Failure to Launch, from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, speaks to many of the issues we talked about in an earlier post regarding the changing atmosphere of the workforce. This report goes further into studying the effects this shift has on educational and labor market institutions. In six parts, this report analyzes long-term labor trends since the 1980s; more recent trends since 2000, the effects of the recessions that dominated that time, and a look at how both younger and older workers have been effected; specific geographic regions at the top and bottom of unemployment markers; social and cultural stereotypes of those who fare the worst during times of unemployment; policy recommendations to fix the lagging workforce structure; and finally, reasons to be hopeful about these overall shifts.