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Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need by [Nicholas Wyman]

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Winner of the "Business: Careers" Award of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards

A provocative and well-researched look at education and skills development - or the lack thereof in the United States - one of the key issues facing companies, colleges and workers in the U.S. today. -Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens USA

Job U should be required reading for those wanting to know where and how to acquire the in depth knowledge and real world skills needed not just to land a well paying job but to progress up the ladder toward a well paying career. Job U provides common sense, actionable solutions designed to close the skills gap and address the critical issue of economic growth and competitiveness -Stanley S. Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs & President, IBM International Foundation

"It's so refreshing to read a book as well written and accessible; that so eloquently nails the problem surrounding the "college for everyone" mindset. Above all, the marshalling of the growing empirical and case study evidence that marketable and practical skills pays will keep a few of those gilt edged educators awake at night." - Tom Bewick, CEO and Chief Economist at the International Skills Standards Organization

Nicholas Wyman has done excellent research .... in Wyman's forthcoming book, Job U. Wyman argues that the United States should take a cue from the Germans' emphasis on the value of vocational education, particularly in the manufacturing sector, from an early age.- Carrie Sheffield - Forbes --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Nicholas Wyman is a speaker and expert on applying real-world solutions to the challenges companies face in finding skilled employees. He is CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation, which develops mentoring programs for corporations and places people in apprenticeship and training programs globally. He has an MBA and has studied at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00LYXV5OW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Currency (13 January 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4217 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 290 pages
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Nicholas Wyman is an apprenticeship expert and CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation. He advises and develops programs for companies such as Nissan, Mercedes Benz, Citibank and Coke Cola on how to recruit, train, retain and "reskill" employees. A hands-on leader in the field, Wyman is dedicated to closing the gap between education and employment around the world.

In addition to his consulting work, Wyman speaks to HR departments, trade associations, think tanks, high schools and colleges throughout the EU, Singapore, China, Australia, and the U.S. An engaging and animated speaker, Wyman shares front line stories that audiences can relate to and apply directly to their lives. He has spoken at the International Foundation Conference on Youth Philanthropy in Athens, Greece; the Global Lessons in Apprenticeships launch in Washington, D.C.; the Recharging the Youth Conference in New York, N.Y.; and several private corporate events in the U.S. and Australia.

Wyman is a regular media commentator whose articles have appeared in various industry journals. He began his career as an apprentice chef and holds an MBA. He studied at the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School. Job U, was published in January 2015 and is a practical roadmap exploring the myriad of unconventional and affordable pathways to fulfilling and rewarding careers. Debunking the notion that a traditional college degree is the best or only path to wealth and success, his book is for anyone who wants to learn how to add value and be valued in tomorrow's economy.

Job U has just been awarded a 2015 International Book Award in Business Careers.

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Beth Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ FOR EVERY NEW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, PARENT, TEACHER, GUIDANCE COUNSELOR and SCHOOL POLICY MAKER!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must read for students, educators, parents, corporations, policy makers, and more. Keep up the great work, Mr. Wyman.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wealth of information
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