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Ensuring a Skilled Workforce Jason Weedon, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations & Strategic Partnerships. What To Expect T oday. E mployers ’ increasing expectations for the workforce which is leading to higher education and training requirements.
Jason Weedon, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations
& Strategic Partnerships
U.S. workers lack the education and skills needed to compete successfully in the global economy.
Source: Carnevale, A.P. et al. (June 2010). Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018. Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. www9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/FullReport.pdf.
Unemployment is low, but demand for middle-skilled workers outpaces Nebraska’s supply.
% of jobs in Nebraska requiring some education beyond high school
% adults in Nebraska with an associate degree or above
Sources: Carnevale, Anthony P. and Donna Desrochers (2003). Standards for What? The Economic Roots of K-12 Reform. Education Testing Services. http://www.learndoearn.org/For-Educators/Standards-for-What.pdf ; Skills to Compete. http://www.skills2compete.org National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, analysis of American Community Survey. http://www.higheredinfo.org
Require some education and training beyond high school
Source: National Skills Coalition. (2010). The Bridge to a New Economy: Worker Training Fills the Gap. http://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/assets/reports-/the-bridge-to-a-new-economy.pdf. ; National Skills Coalition. (2011).
State Middle Skill Fact Sheets. http://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/resources/fact-sheets/state-fact-sheets/.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau (2013). Current Population Survey. Figures are based on the total persons in the civilian labor force. http://www.census.gov/cps/data/cpstablecreator.html
Source: Carnevale, Anthony P. et al. (June 2010). Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018. Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.
Higher than U.S. average Not measurably different from U.S. average Lower than U.S. average
On the 2006 PISA, the U.S. ranked 25th out of 30 OECD countries in mathematics performance.
Source:NCES. (2006). PISA Results.http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pisa/.
Source: OECD. (2013). Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators. OECD Publishing.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/eag-2013-en; National Center for Higher Education Management Systems. Analysis of 2011 American Community Survey. http://www.higheredinfo.org.
However: Are NE high school graduates ready for college?
Source: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, analysis of 2011 American Community Survey. http://www.higheredinfo.org
as Compared to NAEP
Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress. (2013). Analysis of data downloaded from http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata and Nebraska Public Schools State of the Schools Report.