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Classroom to Career: At Some Point that Essential Transition Must Happen

Classroom to Career: At Some Point that Essential Transition Must Happen | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Making the case for college must include convincing an often-skeptical public that higher learning prepares individuals not only for the right job in the dream career, but for the many jobs and multiple careers that the current generation of students will explore in their lifetimes. … Sharpened minds and employable skills represent the new norm for what graduates expect and what colleges and universities must deliver.

Powering Up the Mind and Commencing the Career—are examples of how higher education institutions are approaching this dual and complementary effort to infuse the curriculum with practical work-related experiences and to guide students in the art of translating and applying their academic expertise to any number of employment options that await them."

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Karla Hignite is one of our favorite higher education writers. In this Business Officer article she introduces two relevant resources.

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Trend— Labor market analytics informing the education and workforce conversation

Trend— Labor market analytics informing the education and workforce conversation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Research, information and detailed awareness into skill gaps and labor market demand—could be useful to know.


Sigelman adds a deep insight into the dialogue and the inextricable link between higher education and the economic well-being of New England. His firm, Burning Glass, provides detailed, real-time information about what’s happening in the labor market to educators, policymakers, students and job seekers. It generates this intelligence by collecting and “reading”—using sophisticated text-mining algorithms—tens of millions of online job postings. As a result, the firm’s data support the analysis of emerging skills and the changing job landscape.

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Another addition to this great series of interviews, New Directions for Higher Education, from the New England Journal of Higher Education.

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Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The places creative, service, and working class jobs will grow the most by 2022." Another graph shows the "growth of jobs in America across three broad occupational classes – the creative class, service class, and working class – over the past half century. The trend could not be clearer. Working class jobs, which include those in factory production, construction and transportation, have declined from half the workforce to about 20 percent.


High-paying, knowledge-based creative class jobs in science and technology, business and management, the professions, arts, media, and entertainment have increased from just 15 percent of jobs to more than a third. Lower-paying service jobs in fields like retail sales, food prep, and personal care have increased from 30 percent to nearly half of all jobs."

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Tim Reeder's curator insight, March 1, 2014 10:12 AM

What is your career plan for the next 10, 20, 40 years? Do you have one? People are living longer & working longer. Good jobs will continue to get more scarce, especially for the "working class." Continuing education and long-term planning are a must.