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Galvanize, CU Denver announce new partnership targeting tech-savvy students

May 30, 2017
Galvanize is bringing its coding curriculum to students at the University of Colorado Denver through a new partnership announced Thursday. The Denver-based data science and computer school and university have launched...
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In Just 3 Words, LinkedIn's CEO Taught a Brilliant Lesson in How to Find...

May 26, 2017
At a recent conference, LinkedIn's chief executive explained how the company is looking for talent in non-traditional places.
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WISDOM OF THE CROWD: TAKEAWAYS FROM XDP

May 26, 2017
During day two of ASAE's new Xperience Design Project event, expert faculty shared the solutions that association professionals had co-created the day before to improve meeting and event experiences.
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Perspectives - Mythbusting the "Skills Gap"

May 24, 2017
The "skills gap," the idea that US colleges and universities fail to prepare students with skills necessary for successful careers, has become a bogeyman of higher education, capturing the imagination of employers and haunting discussions of curricular reform.
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A coding school where college grads train and work without spending a dime

May 24, 2017
Right around this time last year, Edward Young was donning a cap and gown for graduation at St. John's University in New York. He figured his bachelor's degree in computer science would open doors to all sorts of tech jobs, but a few rounds of interviews proved otherwise.
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Experiments With a New Way of Paying for College

May 22, 2017
Colleges (and nontraditional providers) experiment with income-share agreements as innovation that could help some people afford education and training.
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The coal miner who became a data miner

May 22, 2017
In her old life, it was not unusual for Annie Evans to find herself standing in the pouring rain outside of a coal mine at three in the morning, staring down a broken piece of equipment.
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Spotted at the 2017 ASU GSV Summit: 6 Startups Shaking Up Education

May 18, 2017
Last week, we attended the ASU GSV Summit in Salt Lake City. Colloquially known as "ASU GSV," the annual conference offers a chance for people in the learning and talent innovation communities to come together.
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Should There Be a Universal Skills Measurement System?

May 18, 2017
Establishing a standard skills measurement system could make it easier for companies to source talent, but there are challenges and limitations to the practice.
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AlwaysHired helps high school grads, others land tech jobs

May 18, 2017
With no formal college education or any experience in tech, Rafael Olimpiada was held back by his resume. Then he signed up for training with AlwaysHired - a San Francisco company that taught him how to land a job at a tech startup. AlwaysHired describes...
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