Preface 1. People without jobs and jobs without people 2. Unskilling a nation 3. Career and technical high schools and skills certifications 4. The power of diplomas 5. The magic of apprenticeships 6. Skilling up 7. Bridging the gap Conclusion Appendix Acknowledgements Notes Index
NICHOLAS WYMAN is a workforce development and skills expert, CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation and a multi-award winning author. He was Australian Apprentice of the Year in 1988 and went on to captain Australia's gold medal-winning Culinary Youth Team. Today, he is a leader in developing skills-building, mentorship and apprenticeship programs that close the gap between education and careers around the world. He is a regular contributor to Forbes Magazine, and also writes for Huffington Post and CNBC. He has an MBA and has studied at Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2012. He regularly speaks at conferences and to HR departments, trade associations, think tanks, high schools and colleges in Australia, North America, Europe, Singapore and China.