A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree


This article discusses the importance of skills-based work, especially for lower income communities that may not have attainable access to higher education. Lohr mentions the organization Skillful’s efforts to improve the flow of useful information among job seekers, employers, educators, governments and local training groups and reports on the online “training finder” tool, built by researchers at LinkedIn, which shows salary ranges, skills required, training programs and nearby openings for different occupations. The article also reports on the top ten hard and soft skills in demand in the U.S. in 2016, based on LinkedIn data.


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