Online Learning Update

August 20, 2015

8 state models linking higher ed to careers

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Meris Stansbury, eCampus News

The Network of states’ practices are unique in that they offer a standard model of how to create this increasingly needed pipeline. The Pathways to Prosperity Network, an initiative of Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, began three years ago in an effort to help more students enter not only postsecondary education, but full-time jobs that directly help companies fill critical positions. According to the report, only one in three “young people” obtains a four-year degree by age 25—and roughly 30 percent of the job openings projected over the next decade require some education beyond high school, but not necessarily a four-year degree. And according to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation’s youth employment rates have plummeted over the last 15 years, declining to their lowest levels since the 1930s.

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