Grads of Life Blog

Building Your Workforce With Confidence

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) focuses on accomplishing its mission on a day-to-day basis, and in the process, we’re building careers and changing lives. Providing “training and placement of men and women serving the building industry” is what we’re all about and we’re committed to seeing our students succeed, which is why we recently commissioned a study to […]

New Book Provides Suggestions On How Capitalism Can Be Made More Equitable

The gaping economic divide in the US has many lamenting the death of the “American Dream.” But authors of a new book argue that the notion of the American dream is only lost when the capitalist lens is focused short range. Re-Imagining Capitalism for the Long Term aggregates contributions from academics, businesspeople and members of […] Read More

How We Found Tech Talent Through A Successful Partnership

Stephen Covey says “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” Differences are the building blocks of the innovation we practice every day at Housing Partnership Network (HPN), a mission-driven business collaborative.  Integrating this ideal, my team initiated a partnership with Year Up, an organization that bridges the divide between young adults that lack opportunity and […] Read More

How Colaberry Uses Data Science To Address The Skills Gap

The Colaberry School of Data Analytics provides pathways into data analytics careers through training, mentoring, and job placement at scale through its platform. Colaberry programs were created with the goal of training individuals from typically underrepresented backgrounds and helping them to begin careers in the data science field. The idea to create Colaberry was planted […] Read More

Is The “T” In STEM Supposed To Be Silent?

One thing is certain, in higher education, we love a good acronym. Our college campuses are absolutely littered with them. It seems like the name of every department, degree, course, and building are shortened to a convenient set of letters—making up a secret code students must learn to decipher. So, it is not strange at […] Read More

Teachers: A Resource at Risk?

The future of American competitiveness and the American Dream rely on the ingenuity of the country’s workforce. We need health care professionals who develop vaccines to fight disease, energy companies that develop new ways to power our future, entrepreneurs who invent businesses and create jobs, and technology companies, manufacturers, and millions of other professionals to […] Read More