Posts tagged “Education”

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Wilson Community College students get credit they didn't realize they'd earned

In the North Carolina Community College System, credit courses can lead to certification in any number of fields, and usually requires the completion of four courses in that field. These certificates can be résumé boosters and desired by employers.

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September 14

Premium Lock Report: Simulated work-based learning offers workforce improvement benefits

Workforce training  A new report prepared by Triangle-based RTI International for the U.S. Department of Education finds that worked-based simulated learning programs offers multiple benefits for workforce development.

September 14

Premium Lock Inventor, professor, entrepreneur DeSimone receives $250,000 Heinz Award

Dr. Joseph DeSimone adds another prestigious award to a growing list of honors - this one being the Heinz Award from the Heinz Family Foundation. He calls the prize, which includes $250,000, a "humbling recognition."

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Updated September 13

Infosys President: Workforce talent, education are keys to NC expansion (+ video)

Availability of a talented workforce and access to the North Carolina Community College System are at the top of the list of reasons why Infosys selected Raleigh for 2,000 new jobs, says the firm's president and deputy chief operating officer.

Updated September 12

Exclusive: Infosys 'absolutely' commits to expansion in Raleigh despite management changes, will hire Americans

In an exclusive Q&A, Infosys President Ravi Kumar says the India tech giant remains "absolutely" committed to expansion in North Carolina despite management changes within the company. He explains in detail why Infosys picked Raleigh, as announced Tuesday, for a 2,000 job commitment. He also says Infosys will hire American workers.

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Updated September 11

Premium Lock Duke survey: What's best advice for running a firm facing heightened uncertainty?

Innovation Duke's Fuqua School of Business delivers advice on how to management a business in a time of heightened uncertainty through a mixture of best practices gleaned from its most recent CFO survey. Here they are.

September 8

'Back to School Tech Party' - a bridge over the digital divide

STEM education news  At Google Fiber, we've long been committed to helping to bridge the digital divide -- the unmistakable line that exists between people with ready access to the internet and the latest tech tools and those without. So on August 23, Google Fiber teamed with the Durham Housing Authority to host a Back to School Tech Party; inviting all fifth through eighth grade youth living in DHA communities.

Updated September 1

Mike Walden: Are the humanities still useful In a tech world?

Mike Walden While agreeing the need for STEM graduates will continue to increase, there are some futurists predicting that as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated and more pervasive, training in the humanities will actually become more - not less - valuable.

August 29

Startup profile: Raleigh startup eParamus aims to improve business training effectiveness (+ video)

Just how effective are the training programs within your business? Raleigh startup eParamus believes it offers a solution to measure what works - and what doesn't.

August 24

Premium Lock Greenville-based Game Plan raises third round of equity

Game Plan Game Plan, a student-athlete development program that helps prepare student athletes for post-school jobs, is getting further financial backing from four investors.

August 22

Premium Lock New UNC Fellowship helps push MBA student's STEM gaming idea

Chijioge Nwogu   A UNC entrepreneurship club partners with NY-based FinTech startup CommonBond to support MBA students' startup work - and a UNC student benefits.

August 21

Premium Lock Global Knwledge broadens Canadian footprint with acquisition

Global Knowledge, the Cary-based provider of information technology training, is expanding its footprint with the acquisition of a Canadian firm. A GK executive talks with WRAL TechWire about why the deal was made and what it means for the company.

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August 16

Premium Lock How a lack of business coverage is hurting our state

News coverage  Guest opinion: The decline of business news coverage in the main media outlets in the state is harming the economy. A lack of objective news and information about what's going on at businesses, particularly small, entrepreneurial companies that dominate the state, means that investors, consumers and executives often don't know what's going on.

August 14

Premium Lock Dystopia or utopia? Jobs, education, the future and you

Help wanted          What is the future for jobs? Is it dystopian or utopian? Seems technology really isn't giving we humans much of a choice. Unless we continue to fight back. Thus a WRAL TechWire package about the challenges facing us in workforce development.

Updated August 14

Premium Lock 21st century's biggest challenge? Tech changing how we work, who works

We are going through what many economists think is the big issue of the 21st century, Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina State University economist, says. That is, "How technology is rapidly changing how we work and who works."

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August 14

Premium Lock Jobs and work: 'What won't technology be able to do next?'

Parents, students, employers, educators, workers - those still working and those hoping to find and keep jobs - face remarkable challenges in coming years: What havoc and opportunities will the continuing rapid evolution of technology create?

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Updated August 14

Premium Lock UNC President: Higher education needs to change

Margaret Spellings, president, University of North Carolina, said she has been reading some disturbing polling. "No one thinks the status quo in higher education is working well." And she says changes are in order.

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Updated August 11

Premium Lock Execs: NC must change education to win job wars

States and countries that figure out how to compete in the coming jobs wars will be big economic winners, Lewis Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce declared e at the Chamber's 2017 Education Conference. Many corporate and government leaders agreed with him.

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August 11

Premium Lock Wake Tech president: Avoid 'analysis paralysis' in attacking skills gap

Too often, people in education suffer from "analysis paralysis," Dr. Stephen Scott, president of Wake Technical Community College tells the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Conference. Don,'t, he says. Attack in partnership with private sector.

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Updated August 11

Premium Lock How to win job wars: Execs talk strategies for workforce readiness

New jobs     IBM says it "can't hire enough creatives." Many other firms are looking to fill jobs. How can N.C. produce more workers to address a growing skills gap? Strategies for workforce readiness were a key topic of discussion at the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Conference on Education. Here are some examples.

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