Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need
Nicholas Wyman is an apprenticeship expert and CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation. He advises and develops programs for companies such as Nissan, Mercedes Benz, Citibank and Coke Cola on how to recruit, train, retain and "reskill" employees. A hands-on leader in the field, Wyman is dedicated to closing the gap between education and employment around the world. ~ Excerpt from Amazon Biography
Guest article by Nicholas Wyman
How to gain the education and skills that really matter to companies and employers (while remaining debt-free)
Student loan debt is 1.2 trillion dollars, 14 million Americans are unemployed, and yet 3.5 million jobs remain unfilled. That’s because many young people are graduating from college with a solid footing in liberal arts subjects, but little to no exposure to, much less training in, the technical and practical skills many of today’s jobs actually require. This is the cause of the supply-demand imbalance—also known as the job skills gap— that has major ramifications for individual job seekers and companies and for the economy at large.
The Author shares many solutions and findings in his book JOB U: HOW TO FIND WEALTH AND SUCCESS BY DEVELOPING THE SKILLS COMPANIES ACTUALLY NEED. One major, and perhaps surprising takeaway, is that many people do not need to go to college to fulfill their career goals and dreams. Instead, they can pursue professional certifications, associate degrees, apprenticeships, or occupational learning.