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Teach Teens the Competencies that Employers Want

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce recently put out a report in 2020 called Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want. A person’s qualifications for employment are generally defined by a combination of their education, their experience, and their competencies. Competencies are the knowledge, skills, and abilities that workers use in their jobs and are essential to an employee’s

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Preparing Students for the ‘New Collar’ Workforce

In the past, jobs in the United States were typically labeled as either white collar or blue collar. White collar employees referred to salaried professional workers whose work is knowledge-based and non-routine, does not involve manual labor, and does not require the wearing of a uniform or protective clothes. Blue collar employees referred to wage-earning personnel whose work involves physical

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