Advocates Team Up to Help State Leaders Reinforce the Quality of Education and Training Options

Advocates Team Up to Help State Leaders Reinforce the Quality of Education and Training Options

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2020

Credential Engine leads groundbreaking collaboration to help job-seekers make better informed decisions about their education investments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Credential Engine today announced the expansion of its quality assurance and state policy work to include National Skills Coalition, Education Quality Outcomes Standards (EQOS) Board, and Education Strategy Group (ESG), each of which is working with states to improve the ability to define and describe the quality and value of various credentials.

“As states continue down the road to recovery from the pandemic, building a more resilient economic future will include equipping learners, workers, and employers with the data they need to clearly identify which pathways will lead to the outcomes they seek,” said Scott Cheney, CEO of Credential Engine. “We’re excited to welcome the

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Look into jobs quality, not just numbers

MANILA, Philippines — Labor partylist group Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) is urging the government to look into the quality of jobs in the country even as the latest jobs data indicated an easing in unemployment numbers.

Preliminary results of the July 2020 round of the Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that the number of Filipinos without jobs fell in July from a record high in April following the easing of community quarantine restrictions.

The unemployment rate eased to 10 percent from the record rate of 17.7 percent at the peak of the imposition of the strictest mode of community quarantine in April.

This meant around 4.6 million Filipinos were jobless in July, 2.2 million more compared with  2.4 million in July 2019. Coming from 7.3 million Filipinos who lost their jobs as of April 2020, this indicated that some 2.7 million

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ADGS Advisory, Inc. Signed Merger Agreement with Quality Online Education Group Inc.

TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / August 31, 2020 / ADGS Advisory, Inc (OTC PINK:ADGS) CEO Xijin Wu is pleased to announce that we acquire Quality Online Education Group Inc. (QOEG), a leading e-Learning company that specializes in providing real-time online small group classes English lessons to students in China, and plans to expand it’s operations to other markets as the business continues to scale up in the future.

Xuye Wu, President and CEO of QOEG noted that, “We are looking forward to taking the Company public on the OTC Markets in the U.S. We believe this will further our goals to continue expanding our education programs and build-out our e-Learning platform.

The two companies signed the final Merger Agreement at 11:36AM on August 31, 2020.

Many parents find that their domestic education system does not provide sufficient preparation for students to excel in their command of English. They often look

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Andhra Pradsh setting up 30 skill development centres to provide quality workforce for industry

Andhra Pradesh government is establishing 30 Skill Development Centres for which it is partnering with institutes like Singapore Polytechnic, Van Hall Larenstein in the Netherlands and over 50 companies including Dell, Tata, HP, IBM, Biocon.

The YSRCP government had last year brought in a law reserving 75 percent jobs in all categories of industrial units for the locals.

“Training imparted should be as per the requirements of the industry so that these SDCs would play an important role in providing a highly-skilled workforce thus helping industrial development in AP,” Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy said in a review meeting on skill development on Tuesday.

The state’s industrial policy (2020-23) unveiled last month, mention the setting up of 30 skill development centres and two skill development universities with a focus on cutting edge analytics and smart manufacturing using Internet of Things, predictive maintenance.

Officials said that land has been identified at 20

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Ontario school boards urged to spend air quality funding by Thanksgiving

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TORONTO — School boards need to pick up the pace of air quality improvements as schools reopen this fall, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Friday, urging them not to move “on government time” as they rush to spend millions in funding allocated earlier this week.

Ford’s remarks came just days after the province told school boards they should spend $50 million by Thanksgiving to upgrade air quality in schools in an effort to bolster COVID-19 safety measures.

School boards, opposition politicians and school repair advocates said the government timeline will be difficult to meet.

But Ford said Friday that the money is there, boards need to move now as students return to the classroom in weeks.

“Everything is immediate nowadays with this pandemic,” Ford said. “We can’t wait, we can’t go on government time and dawdle along. We’ve got to go on lightning speed

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