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Date: 14 December 2020

Labor economists estimate that more than two million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled in the next decade (Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, 2018). This number will be driven not only by the retirement of a rapidly aging workforce, but also by the adoption of new technologies as the

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Date: 17 November 2020

In 2018, MIT launched the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future. In November 2020, it released its final report, "The Work of the Future: Building Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines." The report provides insight into how new technologies are changing the nature of work and what

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Date: 2 November 2020

This paper focuses on the question: What are the lessons from learning science and new technologies that could make online education, including workforce training, more effective?

Our current workforce education system faces many gaps, from underinvestment to a deep disconnect between the

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Date: 15 September 2020

Dr. Vijay Kumar, J-WEL Executive Director, and Dr. George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist at J-WEL Workforce Learning, introduce our event, From Trainer to Transformer: L&

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Date: 26 March 2020

During the April 2019 J-WEL Week, the MIT Integrated Learning Initiative’s (MITili's) Jeff Dieffenbach facilitated a conversation among Workforce Learning Collaborative members to explore the enabling role of digital credentials on the future of employee success in the workplace. During this

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Date: 4 March 2020

This report provides an overview of the March 2020 Human Skills Workshop (HSX), including key takeaways and insights from the workshop's expert panels. During the HSX Workshop, J-WEL convened leading thinkers from academia, industry, edtech, and public policy to explore the essential human

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Date: 5 February 2020

America’s workforce learning system is broken. While the demand in the economy for additional skills is growing, we do not have an education system that meets this demand. Meanwhile, individuals who lack a college education often face difficulties finding quality jobs. But there is hope for the

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Date: 29 January 2020
The digital economy will require firms and individuals to change more rapidly than ever before in history to keep up with changing demands of business and technology. This is a workforce and public policy priority, but also the responsibility of higher education and employers. The Human Skills
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Date: 28 January 2020
”Human Skills: Foundation for Success in the Future of Work” is a workshop designed to help participants understand essential non-technical skills for success in the complex work environments of today and tomorrow. The workshop highlights skills for the ways we think, ways we interact with others,
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Date: 9 January 2020

The traditional model of the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) is no longer meeting the needs of today’s organizations, according to our research, based on in-depth interviews with 21 senior learning officers at 19 large companies. A new and powerful model, the Transformer CLO, is starting to emerge

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Date: 11 December 2019

Learners don’t know what credentials are valuable. Employers don’t know what credentials mean someone can actually do and educators aren’t sure if or what credentials are leading to good jobs. And what happens for all the people who have no credentials of any kind? Resumes, LinkedIn profiles,

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Date: 24 October 2019

Although specialized and STEM skills training rightfully get a lot of attention, workers also need a set of less-technical skills to thrive in the workplace. These are the ‘human skills’ – ones that withstand changes in technology or the global marketplace. By synthesizing more than three dozen

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Date: 5 September 2019

The world now stands on the cusp of a technological revolution in artificial intelligence and robotics that may prove as transformative for economic growth and human potential as were electrification, mass production, and electronic telecommunications in their eras. New and emerging technologies

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Date: 19 June 2019

The skills required for the workforce of the future demand a rethinking of education at all levels to ensure learners have the in-demand skills, critical thinking abilities, and social/interpersonal capabilities necessary to ensure prosperity for individuals and the economies in which they live

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Date: 18 June 2019

The "New Learning Society” comprises an audience that runs the gamut – from learners who may be displaced because of social and political crises to those who need re-skilling in order to engage productively in the emerging workforce and includes early learners as well as adults. MIT Open

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Date: 1 May 2019

An overview of the current state of alternative credentialing.

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Date: 21 June 2018

In this clip from the HybridEd 2018 Workshop, Prof. Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Associate Provost for Digital Learning and Innovation at Boston University, shares his view of the future role of the university in a world of rapid changes to demands for workforce skills.