Whether it’s employers looking to hire or job seekers looking for work, having the right skills is key in today’s economy. In fact, work-relevant skills are fast becoming the primary language and currency of the labor market — the best way to communicate value in a skill-based economy.
In this environment, a skill-based approach will be essential for colleges and universities that want to attract new learners, offer in-demand programs, and produce sought-after graduates.
Heading into 2021, higher education faces much change and uncertainty. But one thing at least is clear: Skills are required.Download now >>
Source: 2020 Public Viewpoint Survey - Strada Center for Education
In higher education, the disruption sparked by COVID-19 has caused an already-present spotlight on skills to grow even brighter. In the months following the onset of the pandemic, a steady stream of surveys and articles have documented the surge in demand for short-term, sub-degree credentials that offer work-relevant skills.
Learn how you can enhance the value, effectiveness, and relevance of your institution in an increasingly skill-based economy.