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'Paid to learn': Facing skills shortage, manufacturers invest in training youth

Young people may be wrestling with a tough jobs market, but the news isn't all glum: Some employers are experimenting with new ways to hire, train and invest in them.<p>A cluster of Canadian manufacturers has banded together to tap young workers – even if they have no experience – for highly skilled, …

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They're two very unique people with a lot in common.<p>They're two very unique people with a lot in common.<p>Fortune's daily newsletter for and about …

10 Characteristics of Professional Learning That Shifts Practice

Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and …

What is the difference between training and learning and development?

The fundamental difference between training and learning and development is that the later takes a multi-dimensional approach to human resource …

Not Investing in Employee Training Is Risky Business

Starbucks recently announced what must be a coffeehouse first: low-cost college degrees for its employees, including part-timers. The caffeinated beverage giant is rolling out a program for employees who work at least half time to earn an online degree from Arizona State University. The tuition is …

Apple has a weird name for what happens when employees finish their training

Apple even has a special name for the moment when employees pass training and get out to work: It's called "getting shirtified."<p>The Apple T-shirt is an iconic part of the Apple Store experience. You can easily recognise employees by their shirts. Journalists even write about changes to the shirt's …

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Apple to offer Watch to employees at half price

It's a good time to be an Apple employee.<p>CEO Tim Cook on Monday sent a memo to employees saying Apple will give all workers a 50 percent discount on Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport. The purchase has to be for personal use, and the discount, which starts at the time preorders begin on April 10, is …

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