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From the Classroom to the Office: Closing the Skills Gap

CEO WorldMagazine

How can America best prepare students for a productive work life? How can we address the skills gap? In its’ Great Jobs, Great Lives study, Gallup found that 98 percent of chief academic officers at colleges and universities reported: “confidence that they were preparing students for success in the workplace.” Yet only 11 percent of business executives strongly agreed that college graduates had the skills they were looking for. This is an alarming disparity.

What are Business People Saying about Education Today?

Education Reimagined

Patty Alper, author of Teach to Work, is collaborating with Education Reimagined to produce a series of articles that connects learner-centered educators with the perspectives and insights of the business community. In her first article, What Are Business People Saying About Education Today?, Alper explores the disconnect between what business leaders need from the newest generation of workers and what these recent graduates are bringing to the table.

How Educators Might Partner (and Pitch) Community Businesses

Education Reimagined

Patty Alper, author of Teach to Work, is collaborating with Education Reimagined to produce a series of articles that connects learner-centered educators with the perspectives and insights of the business community. In her second article, How Educators Might Partner (and Pitch) Community Businesses, Alper provides a framework for educators to gather motivated team members and cultivate community partnerships that provide value for everyone involved.

Eleven Essential Steps to Building Mentoring Partnerships with Companies

Education Reimagined

Patty Alper, author of Teach to Work, is collaborating with Education Reimagined to produce a series of articles that connects learner-centered educators with the perspectives and insights of the business community. In her third and final article, Eleven Essential Steps to Building Mentoring Partnerships with Companies, Alper provides a start to finish framework for how educators can create a sustainable partnership with local businesses to foster a strong mentorship program between young learners and industry experts.

The Old Made New Again (New Ideas for Closing the Skills Gap)

Thrive Global

One of the single most important things the human race has done over the course of time is teach younger generations how to develop and hone a skill. Unlike nearly every other living creature on earth, we humans are born with few instincts, and it takes years before we can be self-reliant. Mentoring, in fact, goes back to the beginning of time with the hunter/gatherers. Starting with masters and apprentices, we have taught the young how to survive and how to thrive.

Eight Ways Mentoring Brings Out the Leader in Your Employees

Great Leadership
Corporations have long known that their best employees are successful often because they have acquired skills beyond those needed to be an employee. In fact, the greatest managers and executives learn that skills to inspire and lead others do not naturally come from working as a subordinate. Rather, they come from testing out leadership skills in relationships with others.

Corporate Mentorship Program: Top 6 Benefits

HR.com

“Leveraging the unique skill sets of our employees and allowing them to bring their ‘whole self’ to a volunteer experience has proven to be a win–win for all. Employees are proactively seeking mentoring opportunities while mentees are benefiting from our community outreach. Patty is spot on that providing a Project Based Mentoring experience is the way to go.”

Bringing Your Corporation’s Soul to the Classroom

Thought Leaders LLC

One of the single most important things the human race has done over the course of time is teaching younger generations how to develop and hone a skill. Unlike nearly every other living creature on earth, we humans are born with few instincts, and it takes years before we can be self-reliant. Mentoring, in fact, goes back to the beginning of time with the hunter/gatherers. Starting with masters and apprentices, we have taught the young how to survive and how to thrive.

Start Hiring in the Classroom – Here’s How and Why

Female First

The high school students Linda Berdine mentors may not immediately relate to her success as an entrepreneur who has built three successful information technology companies (and sold two of them for substantial returns). They do, however, relate to her personal struggle: an only child who spent the first year of her life in a German orphanage, Berdine was raised by a U.S. military family of modest means. Her adoptive parents later made their living by running a small business, setting an example that instilled the early seeds of entrepreneurship within her.

5 Hidden Gems Employees Bring Back to the Workplace by Mentoring

Training Industry

History provides important examples in every field of fruitful, even transformative, teaching and mentoring relationships: Socrates mentored Plato, Freud mentored Jung, Lorenzo de’ Medici mentored Michelangelo, Haydn mentored Beethoven, Hammerstein mentored Sondheim, Miles Davis mentored John Coltrane and Steven Spielberg mentored Kathleen Kennedy. Many, if not all, of these people have described the life-changing experiences they had as mentors.