Grads of Life Blog

Category: Government/Policy

Our National Resilience Depends On Bold Cybersecurity Leaders

A continuously growing architecture of networks, systems, and assets creates unseen ties between each of us. While these digital connections enable faster communication and innovation to power our economy, they create new vulnerabilities that are a liability for companies and organizations. It is no longer sufficient to secure the systems inside our networks and feel […]

What We Can Learn From The UK’s Approach To Apprenticeship

This piece was originally published as part of the Apprenticeship Forward series on the New America website.  If you ask a German or Swiss businessperson what the ROI is on their apprenticeship program, be prepared for a look of bemusement or even befuddlement. But don’t expect a string of numbers. Apprenticeship is so deeply rooted […] Read More

How To Make High-Quality Jobs Available To More Americans

This post originally appeared on the Aspen Institute blog as “How to Increase Access to and Availability of Good Jobs.” Paul Osterman is a Nanyang Technological University Professor and a Professor of Human Resources and Management at MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research. He also serves as the co-director of the MIT Sloan […] Read More

A New College Tradition: 40K In Debt And Underemployed

College campuses are well-known for their annual traditions, but one of these “traditions” is neither a source of pride or school spirit. This ritual has sorely diminished the value of education for most college graduates across the country. I am speaking of the annual tuition increase and the impact it has on students. The insatiable […] Read More

The Looming Cybersecurity Crisis And Why Opportunity Youth Are The Solution

Cyberattacks on U.S. critical infrastructure and the theft of millions of records containing personally identifiable information have indicated that there are serious vulnerabilities in United States’ national cybersecurity approach.  Cybersecurity encompasses the actions taken to protect against criminal access or unauthorized use of electronic data, as well as the measures taken to thwart cyber exploits.  […] Read More

How Employers And Policymakers Can Improve Job Opportunities For Young People

How old were you when you had your first job? High unemployment rates among teens and young adults has caught the attention of both press and policymakers. Since 2000, the job market for teens and young adults has shrunk. Only about 26 percent of youth are employed, according to Paul Harrington, director of the center for […] Read More