Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

If life were a game of Chutes and Ladders, career and technical education has historically been a chute, an off-ramp for students who, for a variety reasons, were not succeeding in “traditional” education. But students across the academic spectrum — even bachelor’s degree holders — are battling to find their footing in today’s economy. Our schools and colleges are good at sorting students, but few economically empower them. Career preparation is good for all kids, not just “those” kids. And if we want to build ladders to better opportunities, career…

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Whether or not we create Institutes of Technology is not the …

Whether or not we create Institutes of Technology is not the …

Labour manifesto pledge: Abandon plans for new technical colleges and use funding for more teachers Sue Pember argues AGAINST The Conservative and Labour manifestos both advocate investing more in the future of young people and both embrace the concept of lifelong learning, which is to be applauded. However, the way they suggest this can be achieved is different and one of the main variations is around Institutes of Technology. Conservatives would make them degree level institutes and Labour would not create them at all but invest in more teachers instead….

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Pirates of The Carribean actor Javier Bardem: Acting not a career, it is an opportunity for me

Pirates of The Carribean actor Javier Bardem: Acting not a career, it is an opportunity for me

  He hails from a family of actors in Spain and Javier Bardem, who decided to carry forward the legacy by taking up the same profession, says he looks at acting as an opportunity. Bardem’s rich filmography boasts of collaborations with celebrated directors like Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Woody Allen. He won three Academy Award nominations for his roles in Before Night Falls, Biutiful and No Country for Old Men, for which he won the Oscar for the best supporting actor, besides accolades for his diverse performances. Despite…

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CBSE tells affiliated schools not to sell books, uniforms inside campuses

CBSE tells affiliated schools not to sell books, uniforms inside campuses

CBSE had issued a circular to schools that said educational institutions are not commercial establishments and sale of books, uniforms and stationery by them is in while violation of the norm. CBSE has asked schools not to sell books and uniforms. The Delhi high court on Tuesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to ensure that schools affiliated to it must not indulge in commercial activities such as selling books and uniforms inside their campuses. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra said,…

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CBSE asks schools not to sell books and uniforms

CBSE asks schools not to sell books and uniforms

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked its affiliated schools across the country to shut down shops selling textbooks, stationery, schoolbags, uniforms, shoes and similar articles within their premises. The board asked schools on Thursday to strictly comply with its affiliation byelaws and “not indulge in commercial activities”. This includes sales through “selected vendors”. The directive comes close on the heels of the board’s effort to make schools follow NCERT textbooks and created an online link for schools to raise demand for these books in February…

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Recruitment team in India not using mobile recruiting tools: Survey

Recruitment team in India not using mobile recruiting tools: Survey

Only 10 per cent of respondents in India are using employer branding services from RPO partners. This is low when compared to global at 13 per cent and APAC at 16 per cent, the survey said. NEW DELHI: Although strong in applicant tracking system and video interviewing, many companies in India are not using mobile recruiting tools that help make the talent acquisition process more efficient, says a survey. According to the Korn Ferry Futurestep Survey, in India professionals are not taking advantage of tools, technology and business strategy as…

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Waiver is not an option for education loans,says Meghwal

Waiver is not an option for education loans,says Meghwal

CHENNAI, FEBRUARY 17:   Waiver of education loan is not an option. If somebody gets the loan, he should have the capacity to repay, said Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs. A participant in an interactive session with the Minister and bankers on education loan organised by Education Loan Task Force (ELTF) said that if a person is unable to repay, educational loan should be waived. Responding to it, Meghwal said, “That’s not the question in Narendra Modi’s time. He [Modi] wants that you get a…

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Online Education Costs More, Not Less

Online Education Costs More, Not Less

The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found. The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that most colleges charge students the same or more to study online. And when additional fees are included, more than half of distance education students pay more than do those in brick-and-mortar classrooms. The higher prices — what students pay — are connected to higher production costs, the survey…

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Re-skilling, not recruitment, the new focus of IT majors

Re-skilling, not recruitment, the new focus of IT majors

BENGALURU: The landscape of the $150 billion Indian IT industry is changing,perhaps more quickly than ever+ , as companies hire fewer freshers due to automation of entry-level jobs. Most large IT services companies have been investing in automation of processes in their traditional businesses like business process outsourcing (BPO) and application and infrastructure management, which means fewer engineers will be required at the lower end of the pyramid. And with US President Donald Trump insisting that IT service providers to hire more US citizens at home, the need to send…

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Institutes not kicked about autonomy

Institutes not kicked about autonomy

Even as the Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) wants to give more autonomy to educational institutions, the institutions are not in favour of this idea, calling it a move towards privatisation of education. After Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) were granted autonomy recently, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the government wants to grant autonomy to educational institutions based on their performance. However, institutions are not very happy with the idea, specially after a recent circular from the Finance Ministry, which talks about fund cuts from the government to autonomous…

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