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Soft #skills like writing, speaking, and critical thinking are just as important as hard skills in the workplace. Are colleges doing enough to prepare students with both skill sets? Read: @becksup @chronicle

During the 1950s, #manufacturing employment represented about 30% of the national #workforce, but it dropped to about 20% in 1980 and 9% in 2016. Learn more: #GoodJobsData

#Manufacturing output has grown by more than 60% since 1991, while manufacturing employment has declined. See more: #GoodJobsData

test Twitter Media - #Manufacturing output has grown by more than 60% since 1991, while manufacturing employment has declined. See more: #GoodJobsData

In 2007, for the first time, #manufacturing workers with some postsecondary #education began to outnumber workers with a high school diploma or less. Learn more: #GoodJobsData

A large number of highly educated workers with good salaries are taking on second jobs in consulting, teaching, or designing. Read more: @NBCNews

Despite efforts to enhance adult skills training programs in #Minnesota, employers are still facing difficulties filling jobs of all skill levels due to a worker shortage in the state. Read more: @MinnPost

#Manufacturing’s evolution was fueled by automation, globalization, and the growth of a networked economy. Learn more about the changes in the industry: #GoodJobsData #wkdev

The SAT’s ‘Adversity’ Score Should Include Disabilities

In this letter to the editor in the Washington Post, Ellis Rosenberg argues that disabilities should be included in the SAT’s adversity score. Rosenberg quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on College Board’s new measure.


Report: Nearly One-Third of Manufacturing Workers Have a Bachelor’s

James Paterson writes in Education Dive about the CEW report “Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing,” relating findings about the manufacturing industry to trends in the larger economy.


The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor