December 9, 2011
Our world population is near 7 billion. And much of what we have accomplished as a people has come to fruition due to a great deal of education. Humans have walked on the moon, cloned sheep, created cars that run on used French fry oil, and have conducted human face transplants. With so many strides in development, the majority of people have been to college, right? Reality is that a very small percent of the population has earned a higher education degree.
October 19, 2011
While traditional college degrees have an important role in providing an education that increases subject knowledge and develops general aptitudes such as communication skills and strategic thinking, certifications provide hands-on technical skills and knowledge that enable employees to succeed without a long on-the-job learning curve.
August 31, 2011
If you were a recruiter given a choice between two candidates—one with a few years of hands-on industry experience and the other with excellent qualifications but no “real world” training—who would you choose? Those who think education has little bearing on success throw out the names of famous university dropouts like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs while proponents of a college degree quote statistic after statistic to prove its impact on a person’s employability and earnings.
March 2, 2011