by Nicholas Wyman | May 9, 2015 | Now more than ever, companies are being faced with an ever-growing problem. There are 28 million middle skill jobs — those that require an associate degree or similar technical training — currently vacant in the US. By 2018, an additional 14 million jobs requiring middle skills will be created.Continue Reading »
by Robbie Ward | Upstate Business Journal | 7 May 2015 Programs give real-world experience to tomorrow’s workers Blue Ridge High School senior Travis Tate wakes most mornings at 5:30, early enough to arrive at United Tool and Mold, where he participates in a nationally recognized model for high-skill employee recruitment and development. The TaylorsContinue Reading »
by Margaret Linley | Geelong Advertiser | May 04, 2015 A DELEGATION of industry leaders left yesterday on a three-week trade mission to the US and UK, and will represent Geelong at Collision, the world’s leading entrepreneurial conference. Committee for Geelong has funded the trade mission, which will seek to raise Geelong’s profile overseas. CommitteeContinue Reading »
An American school model that teams with companies such as IBM to create curriculum relevant for the workplace is coming to Australia, writes John Kehoe and Tim Dodd. On a projector screen, she displays the computer coding language used to make the webpage, which includes her personal profile and a colourful poker dot background. But ratherContinue Reading »
RN Breakfast Host Fran Kelly is joined by the CEO of Skilling Australia Foundation, Nicholas Wyman, to discuss the planned pilot of P-TECH – a revolutionary new approach to addressing unemployment that has been shown to work in the US where there are now 100 P-TECH schools. Listen to the archived recording dated 22-4-15 here:
Geelong Advertiser, Geelong VIC, 21 Apr 2015 GEELONG has a history of innovation, so it is only right that we will trial an Australian first school. GEELONG has a history of innovation, so it is only right that we will trial an Australian first school. Under the Federal Government’s P-TECH plan, this school would partnerContinue Reading »
by Nicole Mills, Geelong Advertiser, April 21, 2015 – A GEELONG government school, likely from a low socio-economic area, will be the first in Australia to trial the American P-TECH model. Assistant Education and Training Minister Simon Birmingham said the Federal Government was already deep in talks with their Victorian counterparts. “I think we’re veryContinue Reading »
Skilling Australia Foundation CEO Nicholas Wyman is interviewed by Patricia Karvelas on 774 ABC Radio. Nicholas Wyman is a workforce development and apprenticeship expert who joined the Prime Minister on his tour of the P-TECH school in Brooklyn earlier this year.
A NEW YORK-style school program will be piloted in Geelong as Prime Minister Tony Abbott searches for new ways to educate the scientists, engineers and mathematicians of tomorrow. The PM outlined early details of the P-Tech program yesterday, saying the model had been inspired by schools he had visited in New York that had teamedContinue Reading »
The Australian Government has committed an extra $12 million to restore the focus, and increase student uptake of, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in primary and secondary schools across the country.