Career-ready education : beyond the skills gap, tools and tactics for an evolving economy / Goldie Blumenstyk
- Blumenstyk, Goldie
- Washington, D.C. : The Chronicle of Higher Education, 
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- 46 pages : illustations, portraits ; 28 cm
- Introduction. Is there a skills gap? -- 'Signaling' and hiring in flux. Voices of employers -- The nimble institution. Do your academic programs actually develop 'employability'? Theres an assessment for that -- A campus made for collaboration -- Students and employees, elbow-to-elbow -- All the trappings of the job -- New models for work-based learning -- What's ahead.
- "Academic leaders, employers, and economists are constantly debating whether or not there’s a "skills gap." But all the talk doesn't necessarily help students who enroll in college aspiring to rewarding careers, employees who want more education to get ahead, or institutions trying to keep up with the future of work. As hiring becomes more skills-based, alternative credentials gain traction, and more jobs go digital, how can the degree remain a reliable signal on the labor market? This Chronicle report goes beyond the definitions of the skills gap and the accompanying blame game to explore the forces driving change and the challenges ahead. The goal isn't to turn every institution of higher education into a job-training center, but there’s no shame in adding relevance. College leaders can prepare career-ready graduates - in both liberal-arts and more-specialized programs - without dismantling their educational models or compromising their principles. Get the report and learn how to: build effective relationships between employers and colleges; adapt to emerging trends in hiring and credentials; structure academic programs to foster employability; identify barriers to innovation in majors and degrees; [and] evaluate new opportunities for partnerships"--
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- Includes bibliographical references (page 46).
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