Post-secondary is a shifting space — four year degrees may not always be the fit and new alternatives are being created at an alarming rate. This topic encompasses everything from higher ed to adult learning and workforce pipelines and development.
How to Be Employable Forever
Education for the innovation economy is not just about knowledge and skill, it’s about mindset--collaborative, interdisciplinary, ethical, empathetic, entrepreneurial and global. Read more about Olin College, the most well-regarded engineering school in the world.
Dallas County Promise: Leveraging Ed-Fi Technology for College & Career Readiness
Dallas County is one of the fastest growing economic regions in the country, yet the number of people living in poverty has increased 42% over the last 15 years. 65% of our living-wage jobs require an education beyond high school. But only 37% of adults in Dallas County have a two-year or four-year degree. Enter the Ed-Fi Data Standard.
Training Engineers to Spot Opportunity and Impact
The KEEN National Conference brings together a diverse group of higher education engineering faculty and leadership to explore how entrepreneurial mindsets can better prepare engineering students for the future of work. Learn more here.
Rethinking the College Pipeline: Leading University Gains Youth Badging Platform
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and LRNG recently announced they're merging to "build a learning and workforce solution for cities and employers across the U.S." In this post, Tom explores what this means for the future of learning and work.
How to Give Better Advice to High School Students about College and Careers
The Gates Foundation took on the challenge of improving postsecondary advising with the goal of improving advice for students at all achievement levels. Learn more here:
Digitally Preparing for a New Generation of Students
By: Kanuj Malhotra. How can Higher Education Institutions' help set up Generation Z for success?
How Faster + Cheaper Alternatives Will Replace Most of HigherEd
While everything else is becoming faster and cheaper in the world, education is not. Tom shares insights on Ryan Craig's new book, A New U.
Boosting Career Readiness in Dallas
When less than 10% of Dallas County 8th graders from 2006 went on to complete college, community leaders set out to find a better way. Dallas County Promise is a transformational effort to help a community move forward to solve the talent gap through equitable college completion and job training.
10 Corporate and Higher Education Examples of Competency-Based Programs
The initiatives highlighted in this post are interesting and forward-leaning examples of ways that employers and higher education providers are designing competency-based programs.
Venture University: A Trade School for the Innovation Economy
A look at Venture University, a new MBA alternative, that lets students learn venture investing on the job and even earn back their tuition.