Sheepskin to Job Offer: Fair Promise?

If young adults need a college education so badly, why are recent college grads so disproportionately unemployed? Experts tell us that two-thirds of jobs in the US by 2020 will require post-secondary credentials of some sort. Ironically, the pace of change is such that identifying the jobs that will come available in five years is hard to predict, creating questions about the relevancy of the college degree. How should we best prepare our kids at the college level for employment? What needs to change in course and degree delivery? Does the personalization of education through technology change purpose?

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: Education

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