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  • Education Crisis? - April 6, 2018 Submitted by Michael McKelvy, Workforce Matters Education Crisis? All across the country,we hear talk of an educational crisis. Most of that centers around test scores or rankings compared to other countries and of course funding.  Taking out funding, because that needs its very own blog, what is the crisis really about? Is … Continue reading Education Crisis?
  • Social and Emotional Learning(SEL) and Workforce Development - March 7, 2018 Submitted by Michael McKelvy, Workforce Matters Social and Emotional Learning(SEL) and Workforce Development In many middle schools and high schools around the country social and emotional learning practices (https://casel.org/what-is-sel/) are beginning to take hold.¹ More and more educational institutions are finding their students are having difficulty coping with today’s environment. “Social and emotional … Continue reading Social and Emotional Learning(SEL) and Workforce Development
  • Two Generational Training - January 30, 2018 Submitted by Michael McKelvy, Workforce Matters Two Generational Training https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2017/may/educating-generations-to-tackle-poverty/ I read the above article (by Erin Karter) about generational training and early childhood education being combined to help target workforce needs and breaking the cycle of poverty, many families find themselves. I thought this might be the wave of the future. … Continue reading Two Generational Training
  • Why Have Apprenticeships? - October 20, 2017 Submitted by Michael D. McKelvy, Workforce Matters, Sr. Consultant   Why Have Apprenticeships? Are they cost-effective? Are they beneficial to the employee/employer? Do they work with our current models for workforce development and job training programs?  The simple answer is yes. Most employers spend considerable time and resources finding and trying to … Continue reading Why Have Apprenticeships?
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  • Workforce Development for the Future - July 11, 2016 Submitted by Michael McKelvy, Sr. Consultant, Workforce Matters Workforce Development for the Future As I am writing this blog and thinking about the future of workforce development, I am going through my own employment transition. I am being re assigned with my current employer and it is making me reexamine myself. I … Continue reading Workforce Development for the Future


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