Nicholas Wyman

Author, CEO & Keynote Speaker

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

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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%...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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America's Students Take Flight: How Innovative Education Is Curing The Pilot Shortage

Children see glinting planes in the sky and dream of being there, high above the earth, free to travel to distant places. Most of us discard this dream with childhood, however,...

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Why Investing In Apprenticeship Makes Good Dollars And Sense

In a highly polarized election cycle, it is hard to find a topic on which presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree. But there is at least one area of...

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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...

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Why German-Style Education Is Coming To America

Minnesota State Senator Terri Bonoff gets a lot of requests to attend ceremonial openings. But when Swiss-German manufacturing company B├╝hler asked her to cut the ribbon at its...

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How Apprenticeship Will Save The American Economy

President Barack Obama has proclaimed this week - November 1 though November 7 - as National Apprenticeship Week. States the President, "during National Apprenticeship Week, we...

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It's Time For America To Expand Modern Apprenticeship

When a room full of passionate apprenticeship advocates met in Washington yesterday for the first day of the Apprenticeship Forward conference, the mood was understandably...

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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,...

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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...

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To Launch A Successful High-Tech Career, Go To Work In A Factory

Ain't gonna work in the factory greasy up my clothes Ain't gonna work in the factory get splinters in my toes -- from The Factory Girl Song Americans believe in factories....

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Surgical Technologist: A Great Job That Doesn't Require A College Degree

About two years ago I was staying at a hotel with my family in Wayne, Pennsylvania, just northwest of Philadelphia. My wife and I woke at 4 a.m. to a parent's worst nightmare:...