Bishop State takes issue with Wallethub survey–touts workforce development

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — This past August, the financial analysis company Wallethub offered up a survey of the best and worst community colleges in the country. Bishop State in Mobile came in 692 our of 698 colleges profiled. That had the school’s administration immediately pushing back.

“It was very upsetting to me—to the administration, faculty, and staff here at Bishop,” said President Reginald Sykes.

Sykes says Wallethub must not have done their homework when it comes to finding out what Bishop is doing to further workforce development along the Gulf Coast, including several programs designed to land people jobs.

“With workforce training, our career tech program, a student can come here and learn a skill and go to work,” he said.

Those programs include courses like the one at Bishop State’s campus on Dauphin Island Parkway. It’s a partnership with Alabama Power that started last year that has already landed

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Fed’s Powell: rates to stay low for ‘however long it takes’

(Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Friday said the U.S. jobs report for August was “a good one,” but noted that with gains likely to slow, the central bank is planning to keep its foot on the monetary policy gas pedal for years.

FILE PHOTO: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, wearing a face mask, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 30, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS

“We do think it will get harder from here — because of those areas of the economy that are so directly affected by the pandemic still,” Powell told National Public Radio in an interview, referring particularly to sectors like leisure, hospitality, travel and entertainment that depend on large gatherings made unsafe by the virus.

Even as U.S. employers added 1.37 million jobs last month, the total number of jobs regained since the crisis has only been about half the total lost,

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Oracle Takes on Tech Skills Gap with Free Training

Every day we hear more about the IT skills gap afflicting companies around the world. As more businesses seek to accelerate their own digital transformations, many are finding it difficult, often even impossible, to find people with the right skillsets in cloud computing, business applications, software development—you name it. That is a major problem not just for individual companies but for the economy at large.

The issue is understandable in that technology is changing so fast that it’s hard for businesses and their employees to keep pace.

To address this critical need, Oracle University just launched an initiative to train business professionals on more than 50 technology job roles that are important to nearly every company. The new Oracle Learning Explorer program offers free entry-level training to help businesses and their employees cultivate IT skills across Oracle’s entire product stack, including: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Autonomous Database, HCM, ERP, DevOps, and

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CloudCheckr Takes AWS Skills Development to New Level with 80 Certifications in 80 Days

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CloudCheckr™, the total visibility cloud governance platform, announced today their employees collectively hold more than 150 AWS Certifications after completing an “80 in 80″ professional development program. CloudCheckr staff across all functions earned a total of 86 Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications within an 80-day testing window. The professional development effort with AWS builds on an existing relationship. Together, the companies deliver a complete cloud services and cloud management portfolio that provide enterprise customers fast, flexible access to the cloud.” data-reactid=”13″ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CloudCheckr™, the total visibility cloud governance platform, announced today their employees collectively hold more than 150 AWS Certifications after completing an “80

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SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior Takes Aim at Institutionalized Racism by Hiring Faculty of Color

In one small way to combat a more than “400-year-pandemic” of institutionalized racism in the U.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) Dean Robin Hughes, PhD, is working in a deliberate and calculated way to make her University better, stronger and more equitable by hiring a group of faculty members of color, known as cluster hires.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — In one small way to combat a more than “400-year-pandemic” of institutionalized racism in the U.S., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) Dean Robin Hughes, PhD, is working in a deliberate and calculated way to make her University better, stronger and more equitable by hiring a group of faculty members of color, known as cluster hires.

“I thought about a request for a cluster hire of faculty of color, when I learned about

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