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An alternative approach to workforce education

Traditional approaches to education are being reimagined as the demand for workers with skills that match the evolving workplace continues to go unmet. Critics say...

Access equals opportunity: The WGU higher ed model

Western Governors University describes itself as “education without borders”. The fully online university is the nation’s first and largest competency-based university designed to give all...

Reimagining the role of career services on campus

For the majority of young adults who enroll in college, the expected outcome is simple: a good career that will earn them a good...

Make School: Increasing the pipeline of diverse tech talent

The reputation of the traditional college education has taken a hit lately with mounting student debt and growing unemployment or underemployment for college graduates. There...

California expands successful apprenticeship program

The search for skilled labor is an enduring one, especially in the so-called “middle skills” jobs that require an education beyond high school but...

Closing the college-employer communications gap

JPMorgan Chase’s decision to end on-campus recruiting has sounded alarm bells in higher education. But not for the reasons you may think. The bank...

Manufacturers turn to local partnerships to upskill workers

Manufacturing job growth is slowing. After adding 22,000 jobs a month in 2018, the industry has seen that number drop to 6,000 a month...

Thomas Finke on everyone’s right to a college degree

Thomas Finke, chairman and CEO of Barings, discusses access to four-year degrees and their importance in the workforce at the 2019 Milken Global Conference. “Should...

“It is time to admit that ‘Houston, we have a problem.’”

Most of us know that higher education — long considered an economic equalizer — has become increasingly less affordable for students and their families,...

Eliminating the barriers to meaningful employment and successful careers

For generations, a college education has been seen as the best path to a good job. The conventional wisdom has gone something like this:...