“Learning is the human capital accelerant of the enterprise,” writes Michael E. Echols, Vice-President of strategic initiatives at Bellevue University, in the April 2016 issue of CLOmedia.com. According to Echols, a significant segment of the country’s corporate culture believes that human capital formation only includes the process of training or developing new employees. Echols contends that if recruitment and retention were added to the quotient, the country wouldn’t have such a large gap between job applicants’ skills and unfilled positions. Echols is referring to the U.S. Labor Department statistic of 5.6 million unfilled jobs at the end of December 2015. This gap reveals a serious problem in aligning job applicants’ skills with company employment needs—and here’s where learning skills comes into play, says Echols. In the past, the major reason for the gap could be traced to the scarcity of job applicants with advanced technical skills. This appears to be no longer the case. According to Burning Glass Technologies, a company which describes itself as “Developing the World’s Leading Technologies for Matching People with Jobs,” employers report a need for “soft or baseline skills”—writing, communication, problem-solving and organization. This current job alignment gap provides an excellent opportunity for learning leaders [...]
Jaguar Land Rover reaches out to communities across the country to support innovative education initiatives that help remove learning barriers for young students. Jaguar Land Rover has taken a stand in supporting progressive education initiatives to support students in distressed urban and rural communities. The company recently awarded a one year grant to the Children’ Health Fund to pilot a new school-based model that brings students and parents together with educators and health professionals to support education by removing learning barriers. Jaguar will provide $500,000 to the Children’s Health Fund to support their “Healthy and Ready to Learn” initiative. Healthy Students Can Succeed The grant will support the creation of the first school-based health/learning support program that combines healthy lifestyle choices and learning support to create an environment in which childhood education can thrive. It brings together experts from both the education and healthy fields to support children in a more well-rounded way. The health experts work closely with education professionals and parents and students to identify barriers that may impede a child’s ability to learn such as hearing, dental, or vision problems, hunger, anemia, and more. The Children’s Health Fund already has mobile units that serve underprivileged students throughout [...]
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