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Beyond Commencement: What Does a High School Diploma Mean?

Business Roundtable Vice President, Dane Linn, discusses the importance of arming recent graduates with the right foundational skills needed to start their careers. READ MORE

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NIMS Adopts Common Employability Skills (CES) Across Credentialing Programs

The NIMS Board of Directors recently passed a resolution that establishes the National Network's CES as the foundational skills framework for all NIMS career pathways, credentials and training programs. READ MORE

 
 

Identifying competencies and promoting credentials that lead to work

In the modern economy, students and workers need to understand the knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and credentials that lead to career success.

 
 

Creating more work-and-learn opportunities across the economy

On-the-job experiences harness the power of learning through work. Using models such as internships, apprenticeships, mentoring and job shadowing, employers can improve their workforce, while workers build the skills they need to succeed.

 
 

Encouraging more employers to use competency-based hiring practices

Employers overlook qualified talent by recruiting, screening and hiring based on degrees or years of experience. We know they can do better by valuing the knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors candidates bring to bear.

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