Report Sees Promise of 'Hidden' STEM Careers
Many jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are open to Americans who lack a four-year college degree, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C., think tank.
S.C. SHRM Working Hard to Boost State’s Workforce Readiness
When 12 South Carolina counties earned their Work Ready Community In Progress designations on May 12, 2013, the state became the first in the nation to have 100 percent of its counties approved for the groundbreaking workforce readiness initiative created by ACT, the college assessment and testing group. Members of the SHRM S.C. State Council were instrumental in getting all 46 counties in the state to apply for the designations and to meet the program’s rigorous requirements.
SHRM-Atlanta Mobilizes to Aid Youth Programs
A Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter devoted more than 1,100 hours over two years to support a half-dozen Atlanta organizations’ workforce readiness efforts. SHRM-Atlanta’s work won it a coveted SHRM 2012 Pinnacle Award for its efforts in reaching 3,360 high school students in the Atlanta metro area.
Job-Skills Boot Camp: An Award-Winning Idea
The Mississippi SHRM State Council received accolades for its job-skills boot camp for sixth graders, now held in 67 of Mississippi’s 82 counties and at several private schools.