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Upskilling Will Be a Corporate Responsibility in the 2020s

Corporate responsibility is shifting from pleasing shareholders to upskilling for stakeholders' sake. And the signs have been there all along. According to a report by McKinsey & Company, the majority believes the system is failing them and current leaders lack credibility. People are more fearful of job loss than ever. In that report, 59% of employees fear job loss due to not having the training and skills necessary. This is higher than the fear of job loss due to automation (55%) or trade policies and tariffs hurting the company (57%). It should be no surprise that people are concerned about themselves. So what's a company to do now?

Our Productivity Tools Are Actually Major Distractions at Work

The productivity tools we've implemented over the past decade to increase employee productivity have actually become distractions at work. I recently read the book Deep Work by Cal Newport and it got me thinking about some of our major detractors from deep work in the corporate setting. I started to wonder. If an employee training program is implemented to increase employee productivity, could the performance be throttled by these detractors.

How To: Government Procurement of IT Training Subsidy via GSA

There are over 40 million government procurement options tied to over 17,000 schedule contracts through the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program. Eighty percent of these are dedicated to small businesses. While this may seem like a lot of work to uncover the right contractor, the MAS program is actually an easy and cost effective way to order services on the GSA eLibrary. To get a subsidy for IT training via Learning Credits follow these steps.

How Secure is the DoD JEDI Cloud?

The JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) is an enterprise level, commercial Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution to support Department of Defense (DoD) business and mission operations. The Pentagon’s JEDI cloud will be designed to store the government’s most sensitive classified information, including nuclear secrets. The JEDI Cloud groundwork is a zero trust security framework, and with good reason.

AF COOL Program Explained

The Air Force COOL program is a pathway for enlisted Airmen to earn industry recognized professional certifications and licenses. All related licensing fees, exam charges, and study preparation costs, including training, are covered by the Air Force COOL program.

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