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.