Nicholas Wyman

Author, CEO & Keynote Speaker

Job Skills & Training in the 21st-Century Workplace.

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Google's Tech Roadshow Hits The Skills Gap Spot
Late last month, I elbowed my way in to a free ' Grow with Google ' (GwG) expo in Louisville, Kentucky. Along with 700 other attendees, I spent the day taking part in free...
Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools
Instructor helps a student participating in a woodworking manufacturing training program in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg Charlie Negron Throughout...
Could Cybersecurity Apprentices Fix the Nation’s Talent Shortage?
Almost weekly, we hear of encroachments into big data systems in government, the military, finance, health, hospitality and retail – to name just some of the affected industry...
How Vocational Learning Will Create American Jobs
The State of the Union address reconfirmed to the nation why vocational learing pathways are necessary for a productive and competitive economy. The President said in his...
'Optimising STEM Industry-School Partnerships: Inspiring Australia's Next Generation' - Issues...
Innovative pathways and partnerships Partnerships between schools and industry can provide opportunities for students to engage with the world of work to better understand the...
College Grads: What No One Is Telling You About Getting Hired
Looking for some practical Job-seeking advice you haven't heard before ? Recruiters spend less than five minutes scanning CVs so to standout, highlight your skills relating to...
America's Workforce Is Paying A Huge Price For The Opioid Epidemic
America's opioid and heroin crisis was declared a national public health emergency last month. The epidemic claimed 64,000 lives last year - more than car accidents or guns....
Apprenticeships Could Narrow the U.S. Skills Gap
In mid-March, during one of those CEO meetings that President Donald Trump used to hold before they were disbanded, Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce.com, was...
It's Time To Renew High School
At P-TECH schools – the name is derived from Pathways in Technology – students stay for an extra two years after year 12.
Jobs Now! Learning From The Swiss Apprenticeship Model
American employers have complained for years about a shortage of skilled workers-not only in the traditional trades (mechanics, welders, electricians, machinists, etc.), but in...
Apprenticeships, long common in blue-collar industries, are coming to white-collar office work
Andrew Skelnik grew up in what he calls a "strong blue-collar background" in Chicago. His father was an electrician, his uncle was a carpenter and his first job out of high...
This New Trump Plan Could Be the Answer to Millennial Job Woes
On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to substantially increase the number of U.S. apprenticeships from the current 500,000 (minuscule for the size of...
How To Earn Six Figures Without A Four-Year Degree - 1A
An age-old practice with origins in medieval times, is now gaining traction again in the United States.
A Career Pathway To Educational And Employment Success
New and emerging technologies are redefining the nature of work and job skills at a pace that demands, likewise, a transformation in education. Sixty-five percent of children...
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Developing The Skills Companies Actually Need
Apprenticeships can be the key to Trump's promise to create millions of new American jobs
At the recent White House roundtable discussion on vocational education attended by president Trump and German chancellor Angela Merkel, Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of...
Why 5 Million Apprenticeships Will Make America Great Again
Most observers today credit Germany's vibrant manufacturing sector and low youth unemployment rate to the robust skills of its work force. At a roundtable in Washington D.C.,...
What Is The One Thing That Can Strengthen America's Economic Armor?
In May 2015, automaker Volvo finalized a deal that will move most of its North American production to South Carolina, where its new plant should be operational in 2018,...
Time to skill up, America!
With the U.S. economy and job market feeling the forces of globalization and the ever-increasing pace of technological change, the key to the nation's economic success in the...

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The School-To-Work Transition Is Broken: Here's Who's Fixing It
The U.S. unemployment rate in November 2015 was 5.0%, down from a high of 10% in October 2009. Among young people, however, unemployment is significantly higher: just under 16%...
Building The Case For Skill-Based Education
Although it has been several years since the global financial meltdown of 2008 - which saw stock markets throughout the world crash and hundreds of thousands of people lose...
21st Century Education - For A 21st Century Economy
Work based skills are changing as more and more jobs are displaced by digital technologies. Software, apps and online technology has already had an impact on many professions.
America's Got Talent - Trump's Spotlight On Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are getting a lot of press in the past few days as something of a cure-all for America's economic woes. Skills shortages are stifling our economy, particularly...
Firefighting Goes Beyond Extinguishing Flames: Inside The Admirable Vocation
Firefighters. They are different than the rest of us. While others run away from a burning building, they race toward it. They hold the line against raging wild fires, pull...
Made In America: $75 Million Grant Helps Students Gain Technical Skills Employers Need
When you back up a commitment with $75 million, people tend to pay attention. I'm certainly paying attention to New Skills for Youth (NSFY), the $75 million grant initiative...
3 Ways The Skills Gap Offers Opportunity
America has been sold on the myth that a four-year degree is the only ticket to a solid future. But in reality, this idea that everyone should pursue a college degree has fueled...
To Put Americans Back To Work, The Trump Administration Must Embrace Apprenticeships
Why do companies struggle to find the right talent, despite the fact that we have never been better educated as a society? It all points to a major mismatch between the skills...
Winning Combination: How Technology And Skills Are Taking Up The Fight Against Cancer
We live in the age of technological change. Advances in medical technology give hope each year to millions of people affected by cancer. On a recent trip to Palo Alto...

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