All posts tagged new-economy

Jobs and the Arts

From the Mass Non-Profit Newsletter: More than 8,000 arts and cultural nonprofits in Massachusetts, which employ 27,100 people, spend $2.1 billion annually and generate another $2.5 billion of economic activity across the state, according to a newly released study of the impact of the creative sector. The report, commissioned by Boston-based New England Foundation for […]

Professionalism and the New Economy

Question: How many ways can you define the word “professional”? The Foundation Skills highlighted in the first section of the Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) focus on professionalism, work ethic, communication and interpersonal skills. This essay focuses on professionalism, as experienced in the new economy. What does it mean to be “professional?” The word has many […]

The New Economy and Career Readiness: Part II

The question “Where are the job opportunities in the current economy?” does not have a quick, neat answer.  More than ever, the economy is fluid, with new opportunities always emerging.  The current economy provides a mosaic of career opportunities.  While there are many well-defined career paths and many familiar jobs and job titles, there are […]

The New Economy and Career Readiness: Part I

Ask some small children what they want to be when they grow up.  Most likely, their answers will cluster around a few well-known occupations – teacher, firefighter, veterinarian or doctor.  Then ask their parents what jobs they have and the answers will be quite varied, including many jobs that children (and most high school and […]