Expanding Apprenticeships in the U.S.

Although common in other countries, apprenticeships are not widely known in the U.S.  Despite their lack of widespread use, they provide a cost effective training model that leads to middle-class jobs.  Apprenticeships provide cost advantages to employers utilizing these programs as a source for developing skilled talent.  Many other methods of attaining or developing a skilled workforce are more expensive or less effective. Rod GithensRod specializes in innovation, design, and strategy through his consulting work and as a professor at University of the Pacific.¬† He helps leaders get results through using innovation… Read More

Three Key Findings About Online Occupational Education in Community Colleges

Online course offerings are a major part of community colleges’ workforce development efforts. These courses are key in providing access for people who need job training, but cannot attend traditional face-to-face programs either because the program isn’t offered in their geographic area or because of work/family commitments. Rod GithensRod specializes in innovation, design, and strategy through his consulting work and as a professor at University of the Pacific.¬† He helps leaders get results through using innovation and creativity processes, strategy development and strategic planning, group facilitation and action planning, and program and… Read More