Trying to give students in low-wage majors some extra skills they can cash in on

From The Hechinger Report: “The University of Texas System is piloting a program to insert workplace skills valued by employers into the four-year curriculum, in an effort to boost earnings for alumni of the majors that typically make the lowest salaries. These microcredentials might range from digital skills to data analysis to business skills such as project management, said Lydia Riley, the UT system’s director of academic affairs. … The majors whose graduates tend to earn the lowest salaries after graduation are majors such as theater, studio art, creative writing, psychology and anthropology. The median annual wage for these majors, one year out of college, is around $30,000 or less.”


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