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Stackable Credentials and Modular Programs Bring More Options to Postsecondary Education

Words by Jim Witkin
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The future of postsecondary education will be modular, stackable and more democratic. That’s according to edX, a nonprofit organization founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that is re-imagining the postsecondary education model.

In their view, our rapidly evolving economy, fueled by constant advances in technology, requires workers to continually update and refresh their skills to find employment, stay employed, and advance their careers. 

Investing in Career Development Helps Companies Attract, Keep and Promote Top Talent

Words by Tina Casey
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In today’s tight labor market, companies cannot afford to ignore untapped reservoirs of smart, motivated potential employees. Yet many have just such a pool of talent right before their eyes. By innovating on outreach, continuing education and career development, some companies are finding new ways to ensure their workforce is the best it can be—and that can mean a more diverse workforce, as well.

Diversity and outreach

Smithfield Foods Supports TeamMates Mentoring Program with $50,000 Donation

Company’s ninth year of partnership to benefit youth in Crete, Nebraska
Press Release

CRETE, Neb., October 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has announced the ninth consecutive year of partnership with TeamMates, a mentoring program serving local middle and high school students in Crete, Nebraska.

Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger Take Action to Combat Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Industry-leading program to fund Meal Swipe Banks at 13 campuses and provide more than 25,000 free meals annually
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Sodexo announced an industry-leading and first-of-its-kind pilot program to expand its partnership with Swipe Out Hunger – a leading national nonprofit group committed to reducing food insecurity on college campuses. The program will be piloted on 13 campuses and would establish a “Meal Swipe Bank” at each participating college or university for students in need.

PayPal Employee GIVE Team Hosts 6th Annual ‘Girls in Tech’ Day in Chennai, India

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Each year, the PayPal employee GIVE Team in Chennai, India hosts a ‘Girls in Tech’ program that teaches useful tech skills and provides mentorship to young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Reaching Kids Early Is the Key to Driving Interest in STEM, Educators Say

Words by Ellen R. Delisio
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This article series is sponsored by JetBlue and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team. 

Most of us know that jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are in high demand: Economic projections indicate a need for up to 1 million more STEM workers than the U.S. will have available in its workforce through 2022.

The Future of Education

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Today’s stop while exploring #TheFutureofPublicSector takes us to education and what the future will make possible for teaching and learning. So, what does the future hold for education as we know it?

With the powerful trend toward digital everywhere, educators will be increasingly challenged to find new and compelling ways to engage learners. Students will continue to be both intrigued and distracted by new technologies and overwhelmed by avalanches of information.

Changing Girls’ Lives Through STEM Education

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Imagine what the future might look like if you are a girl attending a school with limited access to rigorous math and science courses, enrichment programs that expose you to new possibilities, and a support system that encourages dreams and aspirations. Would you know and believe you had the ability to achieve the economic promise of a future career in the science and technology fields? Would this vision of your future be different if you were exposed to STEM careers or had a parent working in Silicon Valley?

Leaders and Achievers Scholarships Now Open

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Applications are now open for Comcast’s 2020-2021 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program through December 6.
  2. Comcast Leaders and Achievers are high school students who have been selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills.
  3. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. Applications are now open for Comcast’s 2020-2021 Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program through December 6.
  2. Comcast Leaders and Achievers are high school students who have been selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance, and leadership skills.
  3. The award, funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.

FCA US Nears Quarter Century as Exclusive Sponsor of the National Black MBA Association Graduate Student Case Competition

Press Release
  • Competition conducted annually at National Black MBA Association's Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Annual event enables talented, high-potential MBA candidates from the nation’s leading business schools to compete for $50,000 in scholarships
  • FCA US has been exclusive sponsor of the competition since 1995
  • 2019 business case required teams to develop strategies for a vehicle subscription alternative

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