Posts tagged “Education”

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.

August 7

Premium Lock Biomaufacturing firm, UNCW form student workplace experience partnership

STEM Education News A public/private partnership is providing biology and chemistry majors at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with unique insight into the pharmaceutical services industry.

August 4

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa, outspoken voice on immigration: Trump bill makes 'sense'

Immigration debate Former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa, who is an immigrant from India, is no stranger to controversy. He's never been reluctant to speak out in calls for immigration reform, more international entrepreneurs, and more diversity in high tech, especially for women. But he now expects to take heat for speaking out in FAVOR of the President Trump-backed bill calling for changes in immigration policy.

Updated July 25

Premium Lock Duke Energy joins firms a-to-x pledging to increase diversity, inclusion

Diversity  Who says fallout can't be positive rather than radioactive? Increasing corporate awareness no doubt triggered through sex and racial bias across the tech and venture capital industries as well as in reaction to various "bathroom bills" has led to efforts to address diversity and inclusion problems. Duke Energy is the latest corporate giant joining a new alliance that pledges to increase both.

July 21

Premium Lock Mike Walden: Why can't we get the economy just right?

Mike Walden We'd like to get the economy "just right" for everyone but usually appear to fail. One of the frequent questions I'm asked in my many public presentations is, "Why can't smart economists and public policymakers get the economy 'just right'?"

July 21

Premium Lock Coding school Iron Yard is shutting down, including Durham, Raleigh sites

The Iron Yard The Iron Yard, a four-year-old startup focusing on providing coding training, is shutting down. The firm operates two campuses in the Triangle, including a site in property operated by The American Underground.

July 17

Premium Lock Education software firm Terra Dotta raises $3.3M (+ video)

A Chapel Hill-based higher education software company has raised $3.3 million in a private equity offering, according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

July 12

Premium Lock Ways forward for women entrepreneurs to end 'endemic bias'

Diversity  A new report from international consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in conjunction with The Crowdfunding Center not only provides data that shows the success women are having as entrepreneurs in raising crowdfunding but also provides recommendations on how women, governments, agencies, investors, educators and men can help drive more diversity in startup funding. Here's a look.

July 11

Premium Lock Enloe High School team's app wins national Lenovo honor (+ video)

An app developed by a team of students at Raleigh's Enloe High School is the top winner in a national competition put on by Lenovo, the NAF and judges from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

July 5

Premium Lock Kenan Trust awards $1.5M to UNC for rural health program

Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, Clinical Associate Professor in the UNC School of Nursing. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust has awarded the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill $1.5 million to establish clinical experiences for health professions students in rural areas of the state, launching the UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI).

July 3

Premium Lock Why IT projects fail - Insight from a Duke researcher

Why do so many information technology projects fail? Duke Fuqua business school professor Jeremy Petranka takes a look.

June 29

Premium Lock NCSU study: Biz execs face 'ever-increasing array of risks' What are their top concerns? What are calls to action?

Risks Just in time for harried business executives trying to deal with the latest global ransomware crisis, North Carolina State's Poole College of Management is out with a new study focusing on risk management. Its conclusion: "An ever-increasing array" of challenges threatens their success. Here are their top concerns and the study authors' calls to action.

June 26

Premium Lock Insomniac Games exec to grads: Don't get discouraged - 'just keep doing the work'

"Art school gave you a great overview, a place to try things. But it is perfectly normal to spend some time honing your craft and looking around before you start your dream job," Chad Dezern of Insomniac Games tells Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham graduates. "The important thing is to know that, and not get discouraged--just keep doing the work." Here is his complete graduation speech.

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