Posts Under: EDTECH

Google Announces Billion Dollar Investment in Career Tech Ed

The 21st Century job landscape so far has been characterized by the rise in high-tech jobs to support the digital landscape.  The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there are currently over six million job openings in the United States due to the lack of applicants that possess necessary technical skills.  With the increase in this type of job availability and the advent of automation, supporting career and technical education are becoming more important than ever. Just last week, Google announced its new initiative called “Grow with Google” where it will spend $1 billion in grants to nonprofits who will train American workers and also help to grow American businesses.  This announcement came in Pittsburgh, historic for its center as a manufacturing hub, showing its evolution into a major tech hub in the rust belt. The billion dollars in grants will mainly support high-tech jobs in an effort to train workers to meet the skill requirements necessar ...

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Industry Leaders Forecast Areas of Growth During Education Business Forum

Attendees received advice from the financial community that included Jean Hammond (LearnLaunch Boston), Matthew Greenfield (Rethink Education) and Brian Napack (Providence Equity). Although opinions varied, investors see the greatest potential in companies that have a working business model because of its ability to be scaled to the platform companies of the future. They also took interest in companies that propose solutions to big problems in order to change the lives of children. Finally, they predicted success for those companies that do something completely original, and for those companies who serve the special needs population. During the popular roundtables, attendees participated in lively discussions around topics such as distribution, next generation LMS, global and diversity, commenting that they appreciated the opportunity to engage in conversations, ask questions and hear directly from experts in the field. For more information about the presentations at the Ed ...

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Cogent Education Announced as Winner of 2015 FETC Goldfish Tank Innovators Competition

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of  SIIA, and 1105 Media, Inc., which provides integrated business-to-business information and media to qualified professionals in the public, academic and private sectors focusing on technology, announce Cogent Education: Interactive Cases as the winner of the Goldfish Tank Innovators Competition during the 2015 Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC)in Orlando, Florida.

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Ed Tech Pioneers Announced as Finalists for 2015 FETC Goldfish Tank Innovators Competition

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA, and 1105 Media, Inc., who provides integrated business-to-business information and media to qualified professionals in the public, academic and private sectors focusing on technology announces finalists for the 2015 FETC Goldfish Tank Innovators Competition. The finalists will present at the Goldfish Tank Innovation Presentation Session on Friday, January 23, 2015, during the annual Florida Education Technology Conference at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The 2015 Goldfish Tank award will be determined by the number of votes from conference attendees.

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