Category: General Insight

CityLab Professional offers service providers the opportunity to create a valuable internal capacity to develop and implement rigorous data evaluation, implement social science best practices, and conduct financial analyses. Under this solicitation, CityLab Professional will select up to four service providers to participate in the CityLab Professional’s Service Provider Technical Assistance program, through which CityLab Professional will provide a cash sub-award of between $75,000 and $100,000 in addition to tailored, in-depth support services. Support services for selected providers will be highly customized, based on the results of a preliminary needs assessment, on-site visits, and direct consultations conducted by CityLab Professional.

New Way to Apprenticeship

Learn More here. We have partnered with Acadium, to handle design and creation requests.

Businesses now have the ability to publish paid opportunities on the Acadium platform.

We have now added the ability for a business to postpaid opportunities on the platform for free. We have seen that there are many apprentices who work with their mentors after completing their apprenticeship, so we want to enable more of these outcomes to occur on the platform.

For businesses, we are curating the top candidates who have achieved an outstanding rating in their apprenticeships as the people who can apply to paid opportunities. This will ensure that a business is receiving candidates of consistently high quality to speed up the process of finding a suitable employee.

Building a Better Bridge

A Few of the articles we are reading.

  • Apple’s indoor maps format is now a standard; here’s why that matters
    by Jonny Evans on February 26, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Apple Maps is essential to future innovation, from autonomous vehicles to AR experiences, so it’s noteworthy that Apple’s own Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF) has been adopted as a community standard for indoor positioning services.What is IMDF? IMDF has been accepted as a community standard by the Open Geospatial Consortium in response to proposals from a cross-industry group that includes Apple, Google, Autodesk, and Ordnance Survey.To read this article in full, please click here

  • How mixed reality (and Hololens) boosted productivity at Lockheed Martin
    by Rob Enderle on January 21, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.Mixed reality (MR) in the consumer market has been less than exciting, but it’s been a big hit in business — particularly in manufacturing and training. Lockheed Martin was one of the first companies to embrace this technology (along with other aerospace firms like Boeing). In a presentation this week, Lockheed Martin execs explained where the technology — which relies on Hololens — worked and where it could work in the future as it evolves. They also contrasted HoloLens I and II, saying the latter was far more useful over a more extended time.   To read this article in full, please click here

  • Cisco’s Webex vs. Arthur Digital and the future of collaboration and communication
    by Rob Enderle on December 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Editor’s note: Cisco and Microsoft are clients of the author.Cisco Webex and Arthur this week had events focused on each company’s collaboration approach. Cisco made a significant move to finally eliminate phones that can’t do video, attempting to do what AT&T promised to do back in the 1960s: move to video phones. While Cisco is using its dominance in traditional office telephony to drive change, Arthur focuses on mixed reality. Its goal: blend the way we used to meet with how we need to meet in a post-pandemic world. To read this article in full, please click here

  • iPhone 12 Pro, Apple and LiDAR in the enterprise
    by Jonny Evans on November 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Both the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max possess Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanners. Why should it matter to your enterprise?What is LiDAR? LiDAR systems are capable of measuring how long it takes light to reflect back from a surface in order to measure the distance traveled and create 3D depth maps of what they see. The technology helps support realistic AR experiences and provides a huge boost to photography in low-light.LiDAR is not a new technology. It relies on tiny lasers that bounce light pulses against objects around them to figure out spatial information based on the journey it takes to send and return that light. Most people first became aware of it when it was used to help Apollo 15 map the moon’s surface. (NASA is now developing the technology for Mars missions.)To read this article in full, please click here

  • Dell World: Exploring the school and, by proxy, office of the future
    by Rob Enderle on October 23, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Editor’s note: Dell is a client of the author.Like most tech events this year, Dell Technologies World is virtual. And like most companies, Dell is adjusting to the New Normal where most employees are still — and may remain — working from home. During the opening keynote of this year’s event, Dell CTO, John Roese presented a blended view of the future for several of the vertical markets Dell serves. For instance, he implied that medical care in the future would likely, at least in some cases, arrive in some autonomous vehicle/office as a more efficient and safe way to provide services in the post-pandemic world. To read this article in full, please click here

CityLab 2021

CityLab Professional is a combination of a Vocational Training Program and an investment fund. Our mission is to train untapped or underutilized talent, and certify that talent for the most in-demand Cisco Networking jobs in the world. Attending CityLab Professional School is completely free up-front, and students pay back a portion of their income after they complete 90 days OJT, the remaining portion is subsidized through the employer as part of ETP.

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