“Future-proof” jobs don’t require futuristic skills

“Future-proof” jobs don’t require futuristic skills

What do insurance underwriters, short-order cooks, bank tellers, and lab technicians have in common? According to Oxford University, they’re all working in jobs that have at least a 90 percent chance of being automated.   At first glance, that’s an intimidating statistic. If four jobs that require such vastly different skills are all at highRead More…

Designing a new kind of two-year degree program for working adults

Designing a new kind of two-year degree program for working adults

It’s no secret that a college degree can significantly improve your job prospects. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an associate’s degree could boost a high school graduate’s earnings by about 20 percent, and reduce their risk of unemployment by 25 percent. And yet, only about 40 percent of Americans haveRead More…