Skills

Higher ed’s role and opportunity in coskilling, upskilling, and reskilling

The COVID pandemic not only disrupted schools and colleges, it also amplified discussions related to the perceived–and real–value (or lack thereof) of a degree, and the surprising, yet not unexplainable, conflict between the number of unemployed graduates and jobs that are unable to be filled due to the lack of qualified graduates. The accelerating convergence …

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Skills Development and Academic Preparation: Balancing Perceived Conflicts in Higher Education

Each fall, thousands of students start their academic journeys at universities across the nation, taking tentative steps towards degrees. These students are enrolling at a time when there is a significant discussion about the purpose of higher education. We speak of it being the “great equalizer” and of its power to enable prosperity and a …

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