Ready to Become a Certified Work Ethic Trainer?

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Work Ethic Trainer? Now is your chance! This October, we’re partnering up with Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program, to host a Train-the-Trainer event in Redlands, California. Participants at this event will have the opportunity to learn all about The Center for Work Ethic Development’s ‘Bring Your ‘A’ Game’ Curriculum[…]

What Should We Expect From Generation Z?

We’ve analyzed Millennials at length – we know about their work habits, buying preferences, debt accumulation, political ideals and just about everything else. But what about the generation that’s coming up behind them? They’re called Generation Z, and they’re quickly coming of age. Soon they’ll be voting and taking over the workforce, just like Millennials[…]

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Ten Ways to Teach Your Kids Work Ethic

Research has shown that establishing a strong work ethic early in childhood is a predictor of adult success. We all know someone who only does what they have to or nothing at all, far below of what they are capable. The reasons for that are varied, of course, but the best way to stave that[…]

Checklist: The Definitive Guide to Conducting Soft Skills Training

Conducting a soft-skills training can be tough, depending on a number of factors. For example, the weather is bad and people are late, the attendees don’t want to be there, or worst of all, you’re unprepared. Training is more art than science, and while a savvy sense of humor and positive, upbeat attitude form the[…]

WIOA Guidance: You Can Use Part of Your WIOA Funds for Pre-Employment Training

How Assumptions Lead to Potential Failure for Young Workers It’s fair to say that many employers who hire young workers say that they do not have the work ethic, or soft skills, they need to do their jobs well. This is an ongoing and universal problem, they say. How do we bridge the gap between[…]

What Is the ‘Lost Decade’ and Are Apprenticeships the Way to Go?

In much of western Europe, compulsory education ends after ninth grade. From there, students can choose to follow a college-preparatory or a vocational path. In Switzerland, fully 70 percent of students choose a vocational path over the academic, with about 230 different occupations from which to choose. Student spend about four years working an apprenticeship[…]

Building the Stamina of Young Workers: A Job Workout

Today’s work environments are often fast-paced, complex and crowded. They can be daunting for any worker, but if for a recent graduate, a stay-at-home-parent returning to work, a former inmate who was recently released from custody, or even someone who has just been unemployed for a while, getting into the groove of the workday can take[…]

Georgetown: learning and teaching 21st-century skills

AUGMENTED LEARNING AND TEACHING THE SKILLS OF THE 21ST CENTURY 21st-Century Skills As the economy becomes increasingly automated, employment skills for both blue and white collar jobs must evolve to keep up. So-called “21st-century skills” learning rotates away from hard STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and incorporates soft skills to augment the progression of technology.[…]

International Workers Find Welcome, Soft Skills in Canada

There’s a wave of nationalism and anti-free trade sentiments sweeping the United States and Europe, and questions remain about whether international workers will be allowed to continue working in those nations, and how to address the difference in skills. Free trade agreements allow for foreign workers to work in their host nation, and travel between[…]

The Top Ten Skills Employers Are Looking For

The modern-day economy and job market changes so rapidly, it’s hard to tell what are the exact skills that employers are looking for in new hires. Business is evolving to the point where the jobs that will be required in ten years haven’t even been invented yet. But are the most desirable skills STEM (science,[…]