College Students and The National Association of Scholars

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What does the National Association of Scholars and College students have to do with Career Exploration and Career Readiness? Well for starters, whether interviewing for an internship or a job, the interviewer may ask, “What was the last book you read?”  The National Association of Scholars is an independent membership association of academics and others…

The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm

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The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm Reposted from Association Forecast: Alcorn Associates Blog “The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm” white paper was co-authored by Shelly Alcorn and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE.  Alcorn says, “This paper was a labor of love and has been a number of years in the making.” In…

Last Mile Training for Students

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This summer there was an article in The NY Times called A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree. It discussed a new but promising category in the American labor market: people working in so-called new-collar or middle-skill jobs. As the United States struggles with how to match good jobs to…

Associations and the Future of Work

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Associations and the Future of Work Description: Reposted from  Association Forecast: Alcorn Associates Blog “Tectonic changes are reshaping U.S. workplaces as the economy moves deeper into the knowledge-focused age. These changes are affecting the very nature of jobs by rewarding social, communications and analytical skills. They are prodding many workers to think about lifetime commitments to retraining…