U.S. Chamber’s Foundation Developing Talent Supply Chain Strategies

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is encouraging employers to apply lessons from supply-chain management to the way they manage their education and workforce partnerships. It starts with employers identifying a clear link between talent and business strategies. The video below is a good summary of the Chamber Foundation’s ideas on these strategies:

Californian Career Pathways Trust Application Support

We Can Help! Is your school or organization planning to submit a California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) Implementation Grant this February? If so, let Velocity help you build our community-development platform (ccInspire) into your existing application. Our team will: Develop pricing options that work for your particular Career Pathways Trust initiative Provide specific language to […]

Delaware Launches SPaRK to Connect Students and Employers

Velocity is proud to announce the launch of SPaRK, Delaware’s community development platform that will connect students and educators with local employers. Beginning with high school students, SPaRC aims to transition student plans into career opportunities with local businesses through internships, summer jobs, job shadowing and e-mentors. A planned hub for Delaware students to prepare […]

U.S. Manufacturers Say Skills Gap Could Compromise Competitiveness

Originally posted in U.S. News & World Report May 07, 2014 American manufacturers are increasingly finding that prospective workers do not have the skill set required to perform necessary job functions, such as basic math and computer abilities. The so-called “skills gap,” if unresolved, could compromise manufacturers’ ability to stay competitive, according to some industry leaders. The cause of […]

Study: 4 in 5 students graduate high school in U.S.

April 27, 2014 11:33 PM By Kimberly Hefling / Associated Press WASHINGTON — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma. Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020. Their […]