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I'm excited to be a part of this effort, and I wanted to share an inspirational quote that I thought fitting. This is the closing remarks of the Dalai Lama's book, "Beyond Religion". It speaks to the direction that we wish for humanity to advance, to

I'm excited to be a part of this effort, and I wanted to share an inspirational quote that I thought fitting. This is the closing remarks of the Dalai Lama's book, "Beyond Religion". It speaks to the direction that we wish for humanity to advance, to

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I have two stories, while being mugged, one man managed to convince his assailant to join him for dinner. Another, cares for those facing extreme poverty. The theme is the ability of one individual to connect with another for the positive.

I have two stories, while being mugged, one man managed to convince his assailant to join him for dinner. Another, cares for those facing extreme poverty. The theme is the ability of one individual to connect with another for the positive.

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Tim Brown of IDEO had a short interview with NPR, reviewing what he saw as an opportunity to improve the 'skills gap' in the US. By having people learn through tacit/explicit learning, we can build a more capable workforce, and enable new careers.

Tim Brown of IDEO had a short interview with NPR, reviewing what he saw as an opportunity to improve the 'skills gap' in the US. By having people learn through tacit/explicit learning, we can build a more capable workforce, and enable new careers.

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Arjun commented on Empower the Unemployed!

I love this idea! I wanted to try and expand on it before we move on to the next phase. Are you familiar with a job website called Job Rooster? (http://www.jobrooster.com/)

What it does is connect people who are looking for jobs with the available positions, all by text. What's great about it is that its digital and can be implemented anywhere, but of course with that you loose the physical space/ collaborative conversation.

There's also different phases based on skill. There's people who are ready and able to do the job, and people who may need a little training to complete the task. What if part of this program was nurturing people, somewhere in between job and an apprenticeship?

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Arjun commented on Apprenticeships for enhancing skilled workers

Thank you Sara, it sounds like you are doing some very interesting community development work. I think the community would benefit from your insights, have you submitted your learnings to the community?

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Arjun commented on Apprenticeships for enhancing skilled workers

Photo added, and I found an older article on the topic from the UK (circa 2009): http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/feb/05/apprentice-bill-training