BusinessWire: CYBER. ORG Launches Project Access, a National Effort to Increase Access to Cybersecurity Education for Students with Disabilities (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: CYBER.ORG Launches Project Access, a National Effort to Increase Access to Cybersecurity Education for Students with Disabilities (PRESS RELEASE). “Through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP) grant, CYBER.ORG is pioneering a series of camps this summer in Arkansas, Maine, Virginia, and Michigan to introduce blind and vision impaired students to key cybersecurity topics, help them develop cybersecurity skills, and explore the possibility of a career in a growing industry.”

Denver Post: The Great Resignation bought more attention to the gender gap. Business leaders are finding ways to welcome women back to the workplace.

Denver Post: The Great Resignation bought more attention to the gender gap. Business leaders are finding ways to welcome women back to the workplace.. “The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and TARRA, a Denver-based flexible office and membership workspace, teamed up with researchers from Metropolitan State University Denver to explore solutions. The result is the paper ‘The Great Reset: Women in the Workforce 2022.’ The issues the paper explored include: women were 24% more likely to permanently lose their jobs because of the pandemic; women cut their hours or left the workforce at three to four times the rate of men; and full-time working mothers’ median annual earnings are 29% lower than working fathers’ pay.”

Los Angeles Times: Meet the couple behind Artists Who Code, a group helping artists switch careers to tech

Los Angeles Times: Meet the couple behind Artists Who Code, a group helping artists switch careers to tech. “Less than 10 people joined their first informal Zoom meeting in March 2020. But as word spread over the past two years, the group, now called Artists Who Code, has grown to about 280 members across the U.S. and abroad. The volunteer-run organization offers guidance and emotional support for artists interested in or currently working in technology.”

CNET: LinkedIn wants to normalize career breaks with new feature

CNET: LinkedIn wants to normalize career breaks with new feature. “Business-oriented social network LinkedIn says it’s trying to end the stigma surrounding career breaks by encouraging users to highlight what they learned from these experiences. The Microsoft-owned company is releasing a feature on Tuesday that will allow people to add a career break to their LinkedIn profiles through the desktop site or mobile app, giving them a way to explain the gaps in their resume.”

University of California: New publication helps youth evaluate post-high school ‘pathways’

University of California: New publication helps youth evaluate post-high school ‘pathways’. “The ‘Pathways to Your Future’ curriculum invites high school-aged youth – and their families – to map their unique situations and passions before embarking on their own road. Whereas similar guides might convey advice on a one-way street, this free download outlines a “hands-on” experience – in school settings or out-of-school programs – to help young people steer toward their best post-high-school education, training and career options.”

Arch Daily: FIRST 500 Celebrates the Achievements of Black Women Architects

Arch Daily: FIRST 500 Celebrates the Achievements of Black Women Architects. “FIRST 500 is a global initiative documenting the achievements of Black women architects, and now the organization has launched a new website. Serving as a digital archive, the website aims to raise awareness about Black women architects and their accomplishments, provide resources for students, practitioners and aspiring architects, and build a community for Black women in the field.”

BuzzFeed News: Americans Are Overworked And Over Work

BuzzFeed News: Americans Are Overworked And Over Work. “In a mass exit dubbed the ‘Great Resignation’ by psychologist Anthony Klotz, nearly 4 million people left jobs this past June, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Another 4 million left in July, the fourth consecutive month of such high departure rates. In August, 4.3 million people left their jobs, a record number, according to CNBC. Labor economist Julia Pollak, who works for ZipRecruiter, told me that in normal times, ‘there are typically 3.5 million people quitting a job any month … That’s a substantially higher number, and employers are really feeling it.’ Karin Kimbrough, chief economist at LinkedIn, told me in a recent interview that the “social contract [of] work is being rewritten,” and the balance of power that exists between employer and employee “is shifting towards the worker.””

CNET: Coronavirus pandemic continues to stunt women’s careers, study finds

CNET: Coronavirus pandemic continues to stunt women’s careers, study finds. “In the annual Women in the Workplace report from consultancy McKinsey & Company and nonprofit women’s advocacy group Lean In, data shows that even more women are struggling with their careers than last year. Forty-two percent of women said they felt burned out ‘often or almost always,’ up from 32% in 2020. This stands in contrast to 35% of men, up from 28% last year. ”

Wired: How to Make the Most of Online Courses to Boost Your Career

Wired: How to Make the Most of Online Courses to Boost Your Career. “MORE THAN 200 million people lost their jobs over the course of the pandemic, and with coronavirus variants on the rise and new Covid cases swelling, it’s possible that businesses that started hiring may cut back or stop hiring in order to follow new guidelines or save money. While this is certainly a global crisis, it’s also an opportunity for you to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be, professionally.”

Washington Post: Nearly a third of U.S. workers under 40 considered changing careers during the pandemic

Washington Post: Nearly a third of U.S. workers under 40 considered changing careers during the pandemic. “Nearly 1 in 3 American workers under 40 have thought about changing their occupation or field of work since the pandemic began, according to a Washington Post-Schar School poll, conducted July 6 to 21. About 1 in 5 workers overall have considered a professional shift, a signal that the pandemic has been a turning point for many, even those who did not contract the coronavirus.”

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine: New state website pushes available jobs, resources in cybersecurity

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine: New state website pushes available jobs, resources in cybersecurity. “Cyberseek Indiana was launched to address the rise in cybersecurity threats and attacks. State officials want the online resource to close the cybersecurity skills gap in Indiana and create new job opportunities…. The state said the website has information about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market, heat maps showing locations of jobs and apprenticeships, and contacts for training providers.”

Penn State Collegian: Penn State student-made database Éclaireur seeks to help ballet dancers further their careers

Penn State Collegian: Penn State student-made database Éclaireur seeks to help ballet dancers further their careers. “Dancers on the website who are looking for programs can search using factors like dates they are available, the location and their tuition budget… Some of the other search factors include in-person or online programs, as well as housing options.” I couldn’t find the actual URL for the database anywhere in the article! It’s https://www.eclaireur.info/ . The site is not finished yet and I couldn’t get some of the searches to work. But there’s already plenty here to browse.

National Gallery of Art: New Undergraduate Paid Internship Program for Careers in Museums Announced by National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Partnership with Howard University and Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

National Gallery of Art: New Undergraduate Paid Internship Program for Careers in Museums Announced by National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts in Partnership with Howard University and Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “This four-year pilot program aims to create pathways to careers in museums and arts-related organizations for students from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other institutions that serve populations that are underrepresented in the museum field. Following a planning phase focused on building an inclusive, equitable, and supportive infrastructure, the first cohort of students will join the National Gallery in the fall of 2022. Students may begin applying for the program in early 2022, with a specific deadline yet to be finalized.”

VentureBeat: Candor crowdsources a database of tech job salaries

New to me, from VentureBeat: Candor crowdsources a database of tech job salaries. “Candor has already compiled the largest free public tech salary database for individuals. It now has 5.3 million data points for 1,708 companies across 120 individual job roles, such as engineering and operations. And it has added tools that show a cost-of-living differential since people are accepting offers in new cities, but companies don’t always provide the most reliable information on cost of living in their locations.”