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Winning the Global Talent Showdown by Edward E. Gordon

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CHAPTER 5FIXING THE EDUCATION-TO-EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM

Every enterprise is a learning and teaching institution. Training and development must be built into it on all levels—training and development that never stops.

—Peter Drucker

Across the United States a wide spectrum of secondary-education career initiatives is now under way. These are local community collaborations with business, foundations, public entities, and nonprofit organizations. They represent an essential component in rebuilding the local education-to-employment talent pipeline. Let us look at a cross-section of these schools.

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PHILADELPHIA’S TALENT PIPELINE

For more than forty years, Philadelphia Academies, Inc. has provided the talent to hundreds of city and regional businesses ...

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