Global Conference 2016
College to Career: Reimagining Higher Education for the 21st Century Workforce
Monday, May 2, 2016 / 9:30 am - 10:30 am
A university degree has long been held up as the Holy Grail -- the best ticket to a meaningful career and a middle-class lifestyle. Yet an unprecedented level of student debt, which may never be repaid, is piling up, while companies report that they can't find enough qualified workers. Increasing numbers of students who enter college are simply not completing their degrees, and high school graduates and dropouts often find few opportunities for a productive career. This panel will discuss how traditional and Internet-based universities, governments and corporations can collaborate to close the skills gaps in our economy and provide young people with affordable career-development alternatives.
Author; Contributor, Washington Post; Professor of Practice, Arizona State University