The partnership imperative: Community colleges, employers, and america’s chronic skills gap

From Harvard Business Review: “The nature of work has changed dramatically across industries in the last few decades … Nowhere is this more evident than in middle-skills positions—those that require less than a four-year college degree but more than a high school diploma. America’s community colleges have been, and should remain, the education portal through which these workers pass. But increasingly, the ecosystem is in imbalance due to the growing gulf between those who teach and those who hire. … Employers complain they cannot find the talent they need … Critical middle-skills positions go unfilled … educators struggle to get employers engaged—in curriculum development; in gaining access to information on how technical and foundational skills for middle-skills positions are changing.”

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