Postsecondary Learning

WORKFORCE TRAINING

Reports on the kind of training that people need to develop skills in demand by employers.


Survey: 2016 Coding Bootcamp Graduates Report 64% Lift in Salary
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WORKING: With coding bootcamps grabbing headlines and the attention of the federal government (which is experimenting with giving them access to federal funds), many wonder: How do graduates actually fare in the job market? Do they really earn as much as some bootcamp providers tout? ...

Northwestern Starts up a Coding Bootcamp
‘CAUSE CODERS ARE SOLDIERS: Northwestern falls in line behind a series of universities creating their own coding boot camps for working professionals. Its new 24-week program will teach working adults the basics of coding at night and on the weekends as a way for them to skill up...

Microsoft Announces Data Science ‘Professional Degree’
MICRO MOOC: Earlier this week, in an effort to tackle the skills gap, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program. The initial offering is a course pathway in data science through EdX, a nonprofit Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider. The curriculum targets professionals looking to sharpen their skills in data science, and Microsoft says it plans to offer programs in other fields...

U.S. Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging
BADGES ARE THE FUTURE, SCOUT’S HONOR: On Monday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the official non-partisan organization for cities with 30,000 or more in population, passed a formal resolution supporting the adoption of LRNG digital badges as valid credentials for workforce development, employment, financial aid and higher education...