INNOVATION IN EDUCATION
The future of work and the future of education are at an exciting crossroads. There are notable shifts in where and how we’re learning. With growing emphasis on skills and credentials over degrees, educators are embracing the value of experiential learning including internships, apprenticeships, co-ops, mentoring, and even national service.
A CONVERSATION WITH
BRANDON BUSTEED & MICHELLE WEISE
It is vital that educators and businesses collaborate to keep up with the rapidly changing nature of work and skills. In some cases, it means tackling language barriers and communicating differently about experience and skills. In others, it takes innovative work-study solutions designed to prepare the workers of tomorrow. From topics including the employer-funded “education as a benefit” movement to non-degree programs and stackable credentials, check out this thoughtful conversation between two of WorkingNation’s favorite thought leaders in education as they dive into solutions.
Produced by Melissa Panzer
A LOCAL SOLUTION TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND STABILITY
Community colleges have always played a role in helping prepare people for their careers. That role is growing as the need to upskill is on the rise.
THE VALUE OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING
COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of internships around the country. Statistics show that young students from low-income neighborhoods, particularly young people of color, lag behind others in getting family-sustaining jobs. Internships can be key to this path and in this video, we explore how essential they are, especially in these difficult times, to ensure all students have access to opportunity.
Produced by Jaimie Stevens