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APLU’s Jyotishi Appointed Member of the U.S. Youth Working Group to the United Nations

Born out of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, the Youth Working Group‘s is committed to igniting action that positively impacts the lives of 47 million young Americans with a focus on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through partnerships, the Youth Working Group serves as a sustainable hub for U.S. youth leadership. Jyotishi will contribute expertise to efforts focused on education and workforce development, technology and innovation, and economic growth.

;https://www.aplu.org/sebin/d/k/jyotishi_2_pyramid.jpg;Shalin Jyotishi;Assistant Director, Economic Development and Community Engagement APLU’s Jyotishi Pens Op-Ed on Certification-Degree Pathways for IndustryWeek;staff-highlight;

In an op-ed for IndustryWeek, APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi and Workcred’s Isabel Cardenas-Navia share how embedding certifications into a 4-year degree can address the skills gap in manufacturing, while promoting life-long learning. Read the full op-ed How Universities are Addressing the “False Choice” Between Education and Employment Readiness of Students, highlighted three critical strategies APLU member institutions are leveraging to strengthen student workforce and employability outcomes. The article also highlighted case studies of the three strategies being deployed at APLU member institutions.

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