Are Higher Education Institutions Preparing Students for Success?

A new Third Way report investigates whether U.S. postsecondary institutions are successful in educating and preparing students for the workforce.

How to Design Workforce Strategies for Young People?

The Aspen Institute has released a toolkit for community leaders to use to diagnose changes in the nature and structure of work in their local economies.

Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce Looks at the Role of Privilege in Educational Attainment and Job Market Success

A new report released by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University examines unequal opportunities and the benefits of good jobs for White, Black, and Latinos between 1991 and 2016.

Increasing Access to Prepare for Jobs of the Future, According to a New Urban Institute Report

According to a new report from the Urban Institute, current changes in the economy and workforce call for action to maximize worker training and increase productivity and wages.

How to Advance Racial Equity Through Workforce Development Policies

In its latest report on racial equity and workforce development, the National Skills Coalition describes some of the disparities that challenge both equity and economic competitiveness in the United States and calls for inclusive workforce policies to help advance racial equity.

New Tuition Model at Hiram College Offers Educational, Career, and Financial Benefits

Calls for U.S. colleges and universities to develop more relevant curricula, pave the college-to-career pathway, and offer affordable degrees are growing in strength and number. President Lori Varlotta discusses the latest innovations at Hiram College to respond to these needs.

New Report Highlights Aging Higher Education Staff Workforce

A recent brief by CUPA-HR highlights higher education’s aging staff workforce. According to the findings, nearly one-third of the higher education staff workforce—those who work in facilities, service and maintenance, office and clerical, and skilled craft occupations—are 55 and older.

Report Looks at Connection Between Education and the Workforce

A recent report by Emsi compares career outcomes for varying degrees in order to gain insight into the real-world connection between education and the workforce.

Study Finds a College Degree Remains a Solid Investment

A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that individuals who earn a bachelor’s degrees tend to earn a substantial wage premium in the labor market over those with just a high school diploma, concluding there is no doubt about the value of a college education.

George Mason’s New Digital Technology Certification Is Preparing Today’s Grads for Tomorrow’s Economy

The new digital technology credit at George Mason University, designed with detailed guidance from several major business in the Washington area, helps ensure that graduates will have skills and extensive knowledge in fields like statistics, data visualization, and cybersecurity.

Study Finds Wealth More Advantageous Than Smarts

A recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce examines differences in opportunity of achieving the American Dream by analyzing the academic and financial status of people at various points from kindergarten to early adulthood.

Urban Higher Education and Civic Engagement

Presidents and chancellors of urban institutions are forging local partnerships—refuting the idea that the work of colleges and universities is cut off from the larger world.