Economic Opportunities Program

Media Archive

January 2014
"Aspen Institute Appoints John Colborn to Direct Skills for America's Future”, January 28
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2014/01/28/aspen-institute-appoints-john-colborn-direct-skills-america-s-future

November 2013
"Skills for America’s Future” Nick Pinchuk, Huffington Post, November 11
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nick-pinchuk/post_6119_b_4256836.html

October 2013
"Skills for America’s Future Playbook,” Aspen Institute, October 15
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2013/10/15/skills-america-s-future-playbook

August 2013
"Skills for America’s Future Announces New Advisory Board Leadership,” Aspen Institute, August 12
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2013/08/12/skills-america-s-future-announces-new-advisory-board-leadership

May 2013
"Education Should be Skills-based" Robert Westfall, The Kansas City Star, May 31
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/05/31/4266648/education-should-be-skills-based.html

"Baltimore's Investment in Job Creation", Baltimore Sun, May 17, 2013
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-baltimore-jobs-20130517,0,3606854.story

"Inaugural Luminant Power Track Class Graduates", Luminant Power Track, May 10
http://www.luminantpowertrack.com/news.php?NID=30

April 2013
"Working Together to Bridge the Skills Gap" Eva Sage-Gavin, Huffington Post, April 24
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eva-sagegavin/skills-gap_b_3142502.html

February 2013
"The skilled trades – tackling gaps in need, training and employment" Tristan Lejeune, Employee Benefit News, February 11
http://ebn.benefitnews.com/news/skilled-trades-tackling-gaps-need-training-employment-2730818-1.html

"Shoring Up the Gap Between Workers, Available Jobs," Matt Dembicki, Community College Times, February 6
http://www.communitycollegetimes.com/Pages/Workforce-Development/Shoring-up-the-gap-between-workers-available-jobs.aspx

November 2012
"Skills for America’s Future Focused on Developing Strategic Partnerships between Community Colleges and Employers" George Lorenzo, trainingindustry.com, November 8
http://www.trainingindustry.com/workforce-development/articles/skills-for-americas-future-focused-on-developing-strategic-partnerships-between-community-colleges-and-employers.aspx

October 2012
"Learn and Earn" Jon Marcus, Time Magazine, October 19
http://nation.time.com/2012/10/18/learn-and-earn/

September 2012
"Chicago, Cook County create Skills for Chicagoland's Future jobs program" Kathy Bergen, Chicago Tribune, September 13
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-13/business/ct-biz-0913-job-training-20120913_1_jobs-program-chicago-career-tech-skills

"Partnerships Are Key to Work-Ready Communities," Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard and David M. Zaslav, Huffington Post, September 12 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-derionne-p-pollard/business-community-college-partnership_b_1878607.html?utm_hp_ref=opportunity-working

"Unlocking the potential of small business owners: Walter G. Bumphus, Penny Pritzker and Jerry Sue Thornton"
http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/09/unlocking_the_potential_of_sma.html

June 2012
"Businesses team with colleges to achieve workforce goals"
http://www.communitycollegetimes.com/Pages/Workforce-Development/Skills-for-America%E2%80%99s-Future-promotes-partnerships-.aspx

March 2012
“Matching Education to Jobs, William D. Green,” BusinessWeek, March 30, 2012
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-30/matching-education-to-jobs

“Building on What Works,” Karen Elzey, March 12, 2012 http://citizenibm.com/2012/03/building-on-what-works.html

“Karen Elzey of Skills for America's Future writes in AME on 'Closing the Skills Gap with Community Colleges,” March 2, 2012 http://www.ame.org/target/articles/2012/0march/closing-skills-gap-community-colleges

January 2012
"President Highlights Skills for America’s Future Model in State of the Union,” January 5, 2011
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2012/01/25/president-highlights-skills-america-s-future-model-state-union

December 2011
“Time is Now to Reform the Way America's Workforce is Trained,” Aspen Institute, December 13, 2011
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2011/12/13/time-now-reform-way-americas-workforce-trained

“Skills for America’s Future Chair Penny Pritzker Commends Mayor Emanuel’s “College to Careers Initiative,” Aspen Institute, December 13, 2011 http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2011/12/13/time-now-reform-way-americas-workforce-trained

November 2011
“At-Risk Santa Monica Students Training For High Paying Jobs In Creating TV, Film Promotional Spots,” Santa Monica Mirror, November 12, 2011 http://www.smmirror.com/#mode=single&view=33475

“Skills for America’s Future: Connecting Community Colleges to Tackle the IT Talent Gap,”  Karen Elzey, November 11, 2011
http://blog.comptia.org/2011/11/21/skills-for-americas-future-connecting-community-colleges-to-tackle-the-it-talent-gap/

“As Millions Seek Work, an Overhaul in Retraining,” New York Times, November 10, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/giving/11TRAIN.html

October 2011
“Advanced manufacturing: Help Wanted,” Star Tribune, October 30, 2011
http://www.startribune.com/business/132819608.html

“Chicago Career Tech Celebrates Fourth Class at Launch Event,” Chicago Career Tech, October 28, 2011
http://www.chicagocareertech.com/newsroom/chicago-career-tech-celebrates-fourth-class-at-launch-event

“Promaxbda, SMC and SBCC's Promo Pathway Program Enters New Partnership with 'Skills for America's Future' to Connect Students to the Entertainment Economy” (Skills for America’s Future, PromaxBDA, Santa Monica College and South Bay Center for Community Development), October 26, 2011
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2011/10/26/promaxbda-smc-sbccs-promo-pathway-program-enters-new-partnership-skills-americas-fut

“Does Job Retraining Work?,” Slate, October 24, 2011 http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_hive/2011/11/job_retraining_it_s_popular_it_s_bipartisan_but_does_it_actually_work_.html

“Big-name companies to help colleges train workers,” Associated Press, October 5, 2011
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/05/bigname-companies-to-help_n_750808.html

“Obama touts industry-led initiative for job training,” CNN, October 4, 2010
http://articles.cnn.com/2010-10-04/politics/obama.community.colleges_1_job-training-jill-biden-community-colleges?_s=PM:POLITICS

September 2011
“Start Talking Skills, Not Just Jobs,” Huffington Post, By Karen Elzey and Maureen Conway, September 7, 2011
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-elzey/start-talking-skills-not-_b_952412.html

August 2011
“Workers (and business) unite!” Economist, August 27, 2011
http://www.economist.com/node/21526915

“Discovery Forges Partnership with Montgomery Community College,” Maryland Gazette, August 24, 2011
http://www.gazette.net/article/20110824/NEWS/708249684/1036/discovery-forges-partnership-with-montgomery-college&template=gazette

“Skills for America’s Future Expands Commitment from Discovery Communications” (Skills for America’s Future), August 23, 2011
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2011/08/23/skills-america-s-future-expands-commitment-discovery-communications

“Getting the word out about job skills,” Community College Times, August 23, 2011
http://www.communitycollegetimes.com/Pages/Workforce-Development/Getting-the-word-out-about-job-skills.aspx

“UPS’ Work-Study Package,” Forbes.com, August 3, 2011
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelnoer/2011/08/03/top-colleges-wilson/

“Community colleges step in to fill 'skills gap',” CNNMoney, August 1, 2011
http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/01/news/economy/community_colleges/index.htm

July 2011
“American manufacturing needs skilled workers,” Christian Science Monitor, July 22, 2011 http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2011/0722/American-manufacturing-needs-skilled-workers

“Committing to U.S. manufacturing,” Politico, July 6, 2011
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58414.html

“Skills Gap’ Leaves Firms Without Worker Pipeline,” Associated Press, July 5, 2011
http://technology.inquirer.net/2050/skills-gap-leaves-firms-without-worker-pipeline

June 2011
“National Organizations Announce Partnership to Help Employers Shape National Skills Strategy” (Joyce Foundation), June 30, 2011
http://www.joycefdn.org/content.cfm/business-leaders-united-for-workforce-partnerships

“Skills for America’s Future Featured as Innovative Policy Solution at Aspen Ideas Festival”(Skills for America’s Future), June 30, 2011
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2011/06/30/skills-america-s-future-featured-innovative-policy-solution-aspen-ideas-festival

“Want better economy? Fill skills gap,” Politico, By Penny Pritzker, June 9, 2011
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56574_Page2.html

“Obama pushes job training initiatives to boost US manufacturing,” Christian Science Monitor, June 8, 2011
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0608/Obama-pushes-job-training-initiatives-to-boost-US-manufacturing

“Obama Highlights Need For Manufacturing Jobs Training,” ABC News, June 8, 2011
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/06/obama-highlights-need-for-manufacturing-jobs-training/

“Obama touts growth in manufacturing in speech,” Washington Post, June 8, 2011
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/44/post/west-wing-briefing-obama-tries-to-balance-economic-optimism-with-acknowledging-sluggish-recovery/2011/06/07/AGhC5lLH_blog.html

“Education program to focus on jobs,” Politico, June 8, 2011
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56551.html

“Obama’s economic plea: Patience and optimism,” USA Today, June 8, 2011
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/06/obamas-economic-plea-patience-and-optimism/1

“President Obama and Skills for America’s Future Partners Announce Initiatives Critical to Improving Manufacturing Workforce” (White House), June 8, 2011
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/08/president-obama-and-skills-americas-future-partners-announce-initiatives

“Responding to President Obama’s Call to Action, Skills for America’s Future Announces New Partnerships & Advisory Board” (Skills for America’s Future), June 7, 2011
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2011/06/08/responding-president-obama-s-call-action-skills-america-s-future-announces-new-partn

CSPAN’s Washington Journal, Karen Elzey discusses President Obama’s expansion of job-training initiatives.
http://www.c-span.org/Events/C-SPAN-Event/10737422213-3

May 2011
“Get ready to get dirty,” Politico, By Mike Rowe (Host of “Dirty Jobs”), May 11, 2011
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/54722.html

April 2011
“Skills for America’s Future Highlights Commitment to Veterans, New Energy Jobs Training at Community College Summit in San Diego” (Skills for America’s Future), April 15, 2011
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2011/04/15/skills-america-s-future-highlights-commitment-veterans-new-energy-jobs-training-comm

Utilities and Community Colleges: The Right Partners to Build California’s New Energy Jobs, by Karen Elzey, Jose Millan and Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community Colleges, 2011
http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/DocDownloads/PressReleases/APR2011/Utilities%20and%20Community%20Colleges_RightPartnersBuildCaliforniaNewEnergyJobs.pdf

March 2011
“UPS joins Obama’s community college training initiative,” Post & Parcel, March 23, 2011
http://postandparcel.info/37153/news/ups-joins-obama%E2%80%99s-community-college-training-initiative/

“Skills for America’s Future Announces Commitment by UPS to Help Train Workers, Expand Partnerships” (Skills for America’s Future), March 23, 2011 http://www.aspeninstitute.org/news/2011/03/23/skills-america-s-future-announces-commitment-ups-help-train-workers-expand-partnersh

“Ensuring workers have the right skills,” Indianapolis Star, By Scott Davis, Chairman and CEO of UPS, March 22, 2011 http://www.indystar.com/article/20110323/OPINION01/103230306/My-View-Ensuring-workers-right-skills

“Community colleges work to fill huge demand for ‘middle-skill’ workers,” Medill Reports, March 2, 2011
http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=181511

November 2010
“As Millions Seek Work, an Overhaul in Retraining,” New York Times, November 10, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/11/giving/11TRAIN.html

October 2010
Editorial: “Skills for America’s Future initiative makes sense,” Delaware County Daily Times, October 8, 2010 http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2010/10/08/opinion/doc4cae69f219b1e764611904.txt 

“Big-name companies to help colleges train workers,” Associated Press, October 5, 2010
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/05/bigname-companies-to-help_n_750808.html

 “President Obama to Announce Launch of Skills for America’s Future” (White House), October 4, 2010
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/10/04/president-obama-announce-launch-skills-america-s-future

“Obama touts industry-led initiative for job training,” CNN, October 4, 2010
http://articles.cnn.com/2010-10-04/politics/obama.community.colleges_1_job-training-jill-biden-community-colleges?_s=PM:POLITICS

“New ‘Skills for America's Future’ Initiative to be Launched at The Aspen Institute” (Aspen), October 4, 2010
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-skills-for-americas-future-initiative-to-be-launched-at-the-aspen-institute-104311523.html

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