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Putting dreams on hold for student loans

It is common knowledge that accumulating debt from student loans is at an all-time high in North America. Education has not always been this expensive. More...

The Higher ED Blog: Succession Planning in 5 Easy Steps for Canada’s Farming Industry

Succession planning is a hot topic in rural economic development, and a growing concern for its communities. Canada’s farming sector in particular will face unique More...

Generation Z – What to expect

By 2020, people born after 1995 will account for one-third of the United States population. Many of these people are preparing to enter the workforce. They are More...

The Higher ED Blog: Place branding and place marketing in Ontario’s upper-tier municipalities

It is not strange for anyone to hear that today’s competition among places to attract resources (talent, businesses, visitors) is continuously rising due to globalization More...

Why are apprenticeships so important?

Why are apprenticeships becoming such a beneficial option for employers, students, and the economy? There are a few reasons. Due to a shortage of workers in trades, More...

How to prepare for robots entering the workforce

Imagine with me for a moment. You are a taxi cab driver who earns minimum wage, trying to pay off car and mortgage payments, while More...

How Fab Labs are changing consumer culture

What are Fab Labs? Fabrication labs, also known as fab labs, utilize flexible technology and equipment to make the design, creation, and distribution process of More...

The Secret to Combating Youth Unemployment

Youth unemployment has been a long-time concern for various countries, Canada included. According to Trading Economics, Canadian youth unemployment has never exceeded 20.7%, but once More...

The Higher ED Blog: The art of seducing creative talent

Talent attraction has become a common objective of cities around the globe. The presence of artists, as well as arts and culture offerings in a More...

The Higher ED Blog: Is the ‘Trump Bump’ a blip or a tsumani of talent on the move?

That’s President Donald Trump now, and he’s wasting no time. On January 20th, the controversial businessman and reality star was inaugurated as the 45th President More...

The Higher ED Blog: What’s new in economic development research (winter 2017)

The Higher ED Blog publishes a quarterly economic development research roundup that shares new research practitioners might find useful. The series draws from Economic Development More...

Palm Beach County Establishes First-Ever Partnership Between Business and K-20 Educators

West Palm Beach, October 21 – In an unprecedented partnership between industry and education, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County created the Academic More...