Whether an educational program (esp College Education) results in a grad who is prepared for a DayJob?

Feb'2014: Gallup/Lumina Foundation report.

  • only 11 percent of business leaders -- strongly agree that graduates have the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in the workplace. That's in contrast to another recent survey, conducted by Inside Higher Ed in conjunction with Gallup, indicating that 96 percent of academic officers believe that they're effectively preparing students for success in the workplace.
  • Business leaders want more "knowledge of the field" and "applied skills in the field" than Ability To Learn, Critical Thinking, etc.

Skills Gap?

Job Training, Last-Mile Training

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