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The Economist: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative

Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment… In many occupations it has become essential to acquire new skills as established ones become obsolete. Burning Glass Technologies, a Boston-based startup that analyses labour markets by scraping data from online job advertisements, finds that the biggest demand is for new combinations of skills—what its boss, Matt Sigelman, calls “hybrid jobs”. Read more >>

lnside Higher Ed: Reimagining the College Transcript

New kinds of transcripts are all the rage. Institutions are experimenting with transcripts that provide a more comprehensive record of a student’s accomplishments and proficiencies as a better way to demonstrate the value of a higher education to parents, business, and government. Various community colleges, universities, and third party vendors described a variety of approaches to such a record. Five different approaches stood out: A Developmental Record, A 21st Century Literacy Record, A Co-curricular Transcript,  A competency-based Transcript, and A Universal Transcript. Read more >>

The Daily (University of Washington): The Take: Millennials are using technology, just not well enough

As much as our generation is maligned for the amount of time we spend using computers and other devices, technological proficiency could well be the key to earning a livelihood in the post-college job market. A 2015 study done by Burning Glass Technologies determined that 78 percent of middle skill jobs, defined as requiring more than a high school degree but less than a bachelor’s, require a baseline of digital skills that includes spreadsheet and word-processing abilities. Read more >>

Petoskey News Review: Make changes to stay competitive in the new year

As a business, you must change your perspective on hiring and possibly the approach to finding your candidates. Along with these changes also comes a possibility that you need to change your opinion of young people and revise your approach to current employees to bring out the best employee you can… ln the last 90 days, there were 4,120 jobs posted to be filled in northwest Michigan. Almost all are looking for the same skill sets in their new employee outside of trade skills, as reported by Burning Glass, Labor insights. Read more >>

 

Fast Company: How You’ll Search For A Job In 2017

According to Glassdoor’s newest report on job trends, there are close to 6 million jobs to be filled right now, a record number since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking job openings in 2000. Another growing trend is that nearly every employer is hiring for tech roles. A recent report from job market analytics firm Burning Glass found that there were as many as 7 million job openings last year that required coding skills. Read More >>

EdSurge News: Rethinking Credentials: The Power of Soft Skills

Writing is traditionally considered a ‘soft’ skill, but when listed as one of the most in demand skills across every industry, it becomes a power skill… Burning Glass, a company that delivers job market analytics, reported that skills such as writing, communication and organization are growing more difficult to find. Read more>>

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Go Certify: CompTIA and Burning Glass Magnify Cybersec Employment Openings

The results of CompTIA’s emerging partnership with analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies and the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) is one such whopper…Quick perusal of boiler plate for a couple of these items led me to the Cyber Seek heat map, and the realization that knowing where the jobs are is a tool that interested IT practitioners and aspiring IT professionals can put to good use. Read more>> 

Fox Business: Tiny Techies: Preschoolers Tackle Hour of Code

Hour of Code’s mission is to help diversify and introduce code to every child…In 2015 alone, seven million job openings valued coding skills, reports a study by Burning Glass Technologies, a marketing analytics research firm. Jobs requiring coding skills pay $22,000 per year more than jobs that don’t. And programming jobs are growing 50% faster than the market overall, reports Burning Glass. Read more>>

Diginomica: Analyzing fresh data on the digital skills gap – and how to address it

New reports help to show the across-the-board demand for digital skills, and the jobs that are emerging… A 2015 survey by Burning Glass Technologies – funded by Capital One – provides a broader look. This report, now supplemented with new data on hot IT skills jobs and roles, is different because it looks at the impact of digital on “middle-skilled” jobs in the US – not sophisticated “high-skills” digital roles. Read more >>

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