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What does the Green Collar Economy Mean for Adult Education?

Many of us have heard of the Green Collar Economy, but hearing about and understanding something can be two different things.  What does the Green Collar Economy mean for adult learners and educators?  Should more career pathways programs be looking at the 'green sector' for the middle skill jobs into which their learners are seeking to enter? 

Is there evidence that those seeking middle skills jobs actually need digital skills?

Colleagues,

The executive Summary of a March, 2015 report by the prestigious research firm, Burning Glass Technologies, Crunched by the Numbers: THE DIGITAL SKILLS GAP IN THE WORKFORCE begins "In the middle-skill job market, the world is increasingly divided between the jobs that demand digital skills and the ones that don’t—and the ones that don’t are falling behind."

Crunched by the Numbers: The Digital Skills Gap in the Workforce

Colleagues,

Do you wonder how important digital literacy skills are to get and keep a middle skills job that has family-sustaining wages? A new study answers the question.

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