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De Beers Draughtswoman Ruusa Emvula Urges Women To 'Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone'.

Draughtswoman Ruusa Emvula has drawn up some clear plans for her role as a woman in the mining industry.
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I have been working in the mining industry for about a year. I was pleased to work for Namdeb because I believe it’s a company that provides a strong core competency and a value system. I always wanted to work for a company where I continue to learn, grow and contribute as much value as I possibly can.

I congratulate Namdeb on being one of the mining companies giving equal employment opportunities to women, and I firmly encourage other mining companies to do the same.

The Boston Consulting Group Releases Study: Total Societal Impact – A New Lens on Strategy

PNC is pleased to be featured in The Boston Consulting Group study Total Societal Impact – A New Lens on Strategy
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The study includes two examples of PNC’s commitment to maximizing both shareholder return and societal impact – the company’s decision to limit its lending to coal-mining companies, particularly those with more than a minimum exposure to mountaintop removal mining; and leveraging its Regional Diversity Councils to cultivate relationships with diverse customers, suppliers and employees while strengthening the communities in which it operates.

PNC Fairfax is Making Connections in Cleveland

The PNC Fairfax Connection is celebrating its five-year anniversary by looking back on its accomplishments and contemplating its next chapter.
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Reggie Wagner feared the world had moved on without him. 

While staying home for 10 years to care for his ailing parents, everything had gone digital. Ready to get back into the workforce, he didn’t know how to use a computer, write a resume or apply for a job. Then he sought help from the PNC Fairfax Connection, a free community resource center that provides professional development services, classes on technology and job-finding assistance.

New Pre-K Alliance Enhances Early Learning

Preschool teachers enhance their classrooms and educational opportunities through successful alliance between PNC and Donor’s Choose.
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For years, Christine Hines-McGee, a Pittsburgh Public Schools pre-K teacher, reached into her own pocket to purchase needed classroom supplies. The materials help enhance the learning experiences of her preschool students and provide development opportunities they might not have had otherwise.

Signaling Demand and the Future of Work: Trends, Tools and Tactics to Address the Youth Skills Gap

Making Cents International and PYXERA Global to host in-person dialogue at Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit
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WASHINGTON, D.C., September 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PYXERA Global and Making Cents International are teaming up to co-host an intimate gathering of companies, governments, and vocational providers entitled, “Signaling Demand & The Future of Work: Trends, Tools and Tactics to Address the Youth Skills Gap.”  Attendees will join this smaller invite-only group to discuss solutions they have seen in their experience hosting and facilitating global programming to close the youth skills gap.

Announcing Twitter Chat: “the Skills Mismatch: Approaching a Collective Strategy” With the Dow Chemical Company, Sap, Dreamoval Foundation, and Making Cents International

When & Where: Wed, 10/4 at 11 AM, ET on #GEFlive
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When: Wed, 10/4, 11 AM, ET Where: #GEFlive on Twitter 

The “skills mismatch” challenge is overwhelming. The proportion of youth that is both unemployed and without formal education or training has continued a steep upward trend since 2008. In spite of the swelling population of youth ready to begin their careers, thousands of employers are having a difficult time filling open positions. 

High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

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New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.

How to Engage on the Education SDGs

By Jim Witkin
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Join PearsonSAPASU WSSIUN PRME, and TriplePundit at #WhyPurpose on September 26th at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BT to discuss why young people want to work for businesses with a social purpose, how they’re preparing to join the workforce, and what this means for businesses. For more information or to RSVP click here.

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Join PearsonSAPASU WSSIUN PRME, and TriplePundit at #WhyPurpose on September 26th at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BT to discuss why young people want to work for businesses with a social purpose, how they’re preparing to join the workforce, and what this means for businesses. For more information or to RSVP click here.

De Beers Helps Fund a New Book to Tell Tłı̨chǫ Stories From Long Ago

A De Beers Group donation has helped capture important cultural lessons for Tłı̨chǫ communities in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
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Tłı̨chǫ Whaèhdǫǫ̀ Godıı̀ (Tłı̨chǫ Storıes from Long Ago) and an accompanying Teachers’ Guide were launched at an event held in Behchokǫ̀.

Tammy Steinwand-Deschambeault, Culture and Language Coordinator for the Tłı̨cho Community Services Association (TCSA), said: “These are our stories from long ago that have been passed down to us. When young people are out on the land, the evidence is out there for them to see. Our history helps them know who they are as Tłı̨cho people.”

So Many Good Jobs, But Where Are the Workers?

America’s workforce has evolved since the nation celebrated its first Labor Day in 1894. Learn what skills tomorrow’s workers will need.
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As Labor Day approaches, we take a closer look at the nation’s evolving workplace. The U.S. recently celebrated a 16-year low unemployment rate of 4.4 percent. Yet, employers are still looking to fill a record-breaking 6.2 million open jobs. 

So with millions of job opportunities still available, where are the qualified workers?  And what skills do workers need to compete for current and future employment?

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