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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Competency-based Education Network (C-BEN), the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to focusing education on what learners know and can do, announced today the appointment of Dr. Amber Garrison Duncan as its first-ever executive vice president. With two decades of experience across higher education and philanthropy, Dr. Garrison Duncan will help the organization meet the rising demand to expand and grow competency-based learning models across the country. She begins her new role on October 4.

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WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House's six-pronged COVID-19 action plan takes steps to protect the nation's economic recovery from the global pandemic, but large employers with 100+ employees may be at risk if they're unable to comply with the government's new vaccine and diagnostic testing mandate. With steep fines up to $14,000 per violation, many organizations are turning to experts in the field, such as infectious disease company CastleBranch, to help implement the complex mandate and protect their business from stalling out during the economic recovery.

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JUNCTION CITY, Kan., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Active-duty service members at Fort Riley, Kansas—one of the largest U.S. military installations—will receive data-guided recommendations for upskilling and employment opportunities as they prepare for the transition to the civilian workforce, thanks to a new pilot program called Junction Military Civilian Innovation. Using a career advising platform built by data services firm AstrumU®, the program will harness the power of data science to analyze the skillsets of thousands of active-duty soldiers, helping them to identify right-fit career opportunities across a network of some of the region's largest employers.