Northeastern move for Mills meets big Silicon Valley demand

From Times Higher Education:Northeastern Universitys move to bail out Mills College in Oakland was projected by experts to answer a huge demand for technical training around Silicon Valley that online education so far has proven unable to fully serve. … But experts on education and Silicon Valley saw it as a long-awaited antidote to the chronic failure of local universities and largely online outside entrants to meet the massive appetite for workers in the top US technology centre.‘We could have three more of these without tapping the demand that’s there,’ Michael Kirst, emeritus professor of education at Stanford University, said of Northeastern’s expected reorienting of the Mills campus toward technology industry needs.”

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