How Mentorship Can Close the Skills Gap in America
Guest: Patty Alper, President of the Alper Portfolio Group, Author of “Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America”
Students are heading back to school and there is a gap in the education system. A survey conducted last year by the data company PayScale found only half of hiring managers think young people are actually prepared to hit the ground running. Companies say recent grads seem to be missing a set of skills that’s not easy to teach in a classroom setting.
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Villages of Tiny Houses for Homeless
Guest: Sergio Palleroni, Professor of Architecture, Portland State University, Director of Center for Public Interest Design
Across the country, cities struggle to find places to build homeless shelters and affordable housing, because established neighborhoods don’t want them in their backyards. Over the last decade, through a combination of desperation and