Council Post: The Social Distancing Student: Education After The Pandemic

CEO at Advanced Intelligent Systems, a practical autonomous robotics company with software and hardware modules.

There is a monumental shift taking place within the education sector. Few seem to agree on what exactly is happening, what the cause is or what the outcome might be. But a common viewpoint is that education will never be the same.

Some institutions may not open for classes during the 2020-21 school year, and those that do will almost certainly look different than they did last September. Students might wear masks, or they might even be isolated from one another. Class sizes will likely be smaller, and not just because of safety measures put in place to offset a contagion.

Well before the outbreak of Covid-19, a new breeze had begun to blow across campuses and schoolyards. Whether it was a result of economic pressures, cultural imperatives or the ceaseless march of

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Two-thirds of businesses say skills training is crucial to post- COVID business recovery

The UK workforce gained a potential 94.2 million training hours earlier this year as entire sectors came to a standstill. As the total number of hours worked plummeted across the country, research collated by Hays Thrive shows a strong link between businesses who took advantage of these training hours and those who expect to recover quickly post-COVID.

This is based on recent ONS data which revealed the total number of hours worked in the UK in June dipped by 8.9% compared to the year before.

Link between business recovery and skills training  

The pandemic has severely impacted 71% of organisations in the UK, but there is a strong link between businesses bounce back and training. According to The Open University, 68% of companies confident in their post-COVID recovery have invested in training during lockdown, while 53% of those who are not confident did not.  


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Caltech CTME and Simplilearn Launch Full Stack Web Development Post Graduate Program

– Global learners access a comprehensive program in Full Stack Web Development

– Exclusive membership Caltech CTME Circle network for graduates

– Recognition for top three performers

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Caltech CTME (Caltech’s Center for Technology and Management Education) today announced its collaboration with Simplilearn, world’s number one online bootcamp for digital economy skills training, to offer a specialized online Post Graduate Program in Full Stack Web Development. The new certificate program extends Caltech CTME’s open-enrollment offerings in software engineering, such as DevOps and Cloud Computing.

Caltech CTME (PRNewsfoto/Caltech CTME)

The online Post Graduate Program in Full Stack Web Development brings together the academic excellence of CTME, the professional education function of Caltech, with Simplilearn’s award-winning Blended Learning delivery model. The Blended Learning environment combines live online classes, self-paced learning, labs and projects, extensive peer-interaction, and 24/7 access to Teaching Assistants (TAs).  Masterclasses are taught

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Post from Community: MATC hosts Sept. 16 registration event for GED, HSED, Basic Skills and English as a Second Language Programs at Walker’s Square

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To help connect students with adult basic skills, GED, HSED and English as a Second Language courses, Milwaukee Area Technical College is hosting another in-person registration event at the college’s Education Center at Walker’s Square from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. Students can register for English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Skills (math and writing courses), GED (General Education Development) or HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) programs.

The Education Center at Walker’s Square is located at 816 W. National Ave., Milwaukee.

English-language classes are available at all campuses; Spanish-language opportunities are available at Walker’s Square.

Strong health and safety protocols are in place. Temperatures will be taken at the door. A mask that

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Simplilearn and Caltech CTME Launch Full Stack Web Development Post Graduate Program

The online Post Graduate Program in Full Stack Web Development brings together the academic excellence of CTME, the professional education function of Caltech, with Simplilearn’s award-winning Blended Learning delivery model. The Blended Learning environment combines live online classes, self-paced learning, labs and projects, extensive peer-interaction, and 24/7 access to Teaching Assistants (TA’s).  Masterclasses are taught by Caltech CTME instructors who have extensive real-world experience in coding and web-based architectures.

Along with a comprehensive curriculum covering the core concepts and the latest industry best practices, the program also provides Capstone Projects in four web-centric specialities: e-commerce, food delivery, entertainment, and healthcare. This blended learning approach ensures that the program participants receive an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals and abundant opportunities for hands-on practice and learning. The learners can also get access to white papers and network with a peer group of global professionals. 

Speaking on the launch of the program, Anand

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PRECIOUS-Gold jumps as dollar retreats post U.S. jobs data, ECB decision

* ECB keeps policy unchanged

* Dollar slips from 4-week high

* Spot gold may rise more to $1,965/oz – technicals

* Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: open in an external browser (Adds comments, updates prices)

Sept 10 (Reuters) – Gold rose to its highest level on over week on Thursday, as the dollar retreated on weaker-than-expected U.S. jobless claims data and as the European Central Bank (ECB) kept its policy unchanged.

Spot gold rose 0.8% to $1,961.66 per ounce by 1347 GMT, after hitting its highest since Sept. 2 at $1,963.33.

U.S. gold futures were up 0.66 % at $1,967.70.

The dollar index slipped from four-week highs, making gold less expensive for holders of other currencies, post data showing U.S. jobless claims remaining elevated and the ECB decision.

“The weaker dollar in the very short term and other uncertainties in the long term is keeping the

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A Simpler Way To Post Jobs To California Community Colleges During COVID-19, For Free!

The website ( makes it both FREE and easy for all employers—large and small, public and private—to register just once and then post an unlimited number of jobs to California’s community college students and alumni! This is an extraordinarily useful resource for employers hiring in today’s climate, even with temporarily closed or restricted campuses, and students completing their classes remotely.

Employers posting jobs today can simultaneously reach tens of thousands of job seekers from nearly 50 community colleges across the state at launch.

Joy Miller, CCN’s Career Services Central® National Sales Manager, explains, “The timing now is ideal, with California’s community colleges well positioned to help their state’s economy rebound fast, and to quickly fill the state’s hiring needs in this era of rapid economic and technological change.”

CCN’s Career Services Central® is the exclusive online career office management platform for career centers at all schools participating in the

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NSA Webinar Part 3: Skills Development and the future of learning during and post the Covid-19 pandemic

This was the third part of the NSA Webinar Series: Covid-19 — Impact on Education, Skills Development and Training hosted by the National Skills Authority and the Mail & Guardian. It featured Dr Charles Nwaila, Chairperson of the NSA; Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation; Zingiswa Losi, President of the Congress of South African Trade Unions; Professor Nirmala Gopal of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Council; and Dr Layla Cassim, Director of Layla Cassim ERS Consultants CC. It was facilitated by NSA Director Dr Thabo Mashongoane.

Dr Charles Nwaila is the National Skills Authority Chairperson

Dr Charles Nwaila introduced the webinar participants, paid tribute to the role of women in society, and spoke about how Covid-19 has deepened the unemployment and inequality crises in South Africa. “Let’s invest in women to move South Africa forward,” said Nwaile.

Zingiswa Losi opened proceedings with a Cosatu presentation, which

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G20’s think tank group warns missing generation’s skill gap must be addressed for sustained economic growth in a post COVID-19 era

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A task force of the G20 research and policy advice network, Think20 (T20), has identified artificial intelligence (AI) based learning technologies as the recommended approach to overcoming current educational challenges and ensuring existing and future employees are prepared to be a member of the workforce of today and tomorrow.

With economies reeling from the repercussions of COVID-19, T20 research has highlighted it is not only the transition from education to employment that must be reformed, but also that the skills of those already within employment that no longer meet evolving market requirements. Recommendations laid out within twelve research-based T20 Policy Briefs outline how G20 member countries can address their individual challenges to ensure economies can recover and achieve sustained growth, as the increased use of AI changes the employment landscape in the digital age.

As a viable solution to the

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