“Job U”

Book Review

As industry skills gaps continue to challenge employers, educators and students, author Nicholas Wyman “aims to change the entire conversation about what the right path to a rewarding and prosperous career can look like,” as he writes in his new book.

Book-Review_Job-UWyman’s book, “Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need,” confronts the persisting barriers between unemployment and vacant jobs. Wyman, chief executive officer of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation, lays out for readers what could be considered nontraditional pathways to in-demand jobs and stable careers – pathways outside four-year universities, such as apprenticeships, occupational certificate programs, associate degrees and on-the-job skills training.

He illustrates the kinds of opportunities these pathways can lead to with real-life success stories, including those of an emergency air paramedic, the lead mechanic of a race car team and a bestselling cookbook author.

“Job U” is available on www.800ceoread.com for $12.00.

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