Ready to work? Prove it

Ready to work? Prove it. New and retrained workers need a way to prove their skills, argues ACT, which calls for building a national workforce skills credentialing system.  The U.S. has plenty of low-skilled workers and just enough college graduates to fill jobs requiring a four-year degree, concludes a new report. The challenge is to close the “middle-skills gap.”

Also on Community College Spotlight:  As part of President Obama’s Startup America initiative to boost new businesses, community colleges in 10 states are piloting the Virtual Incubation Network to provide online support to small business start-ups.

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  1. Walter_E_Wallis says:

    Why not just permit probationary firing for ANY DAMN REASON? Then just fire those whose skills do not match. Nowadays, the penalty for firing an incompetent minority or woman is such that allowing the management to fire is almost unheard off. Of course, lots of jobs in the bureau of workforce credentials.

  2. Here we go again with another government make work bureacracy.

  3. Again, the “middle-skills” terminology is misleading. Does someone with a 4-year college degree in a soft subject automatically have more skills than, say, an airline pilot, an air traffic controller, or a toolmaker?