Higher education for employment: from a ‚Äústudent service‚Äù to an institutional strategy
April 24, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.‚Äì7:00 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science ‚Äì University of California, Berkeley
‚ÄúTo get a good job‚Äù is the top priority of 88% of today‚Äôs entering freshmen. Embedded within the mission of each higher education institution, then, is an aspiration (implicit or explicit) for excellence in career relevance for its students.
Despite this near-universal objective and a surfeit of programs and services, the putative beneficiaries of these energies ‚Äì students and employers ‚Äì are not so impressed. While 96% of chief academic officers at higher-education institutions say they‚Äôre effectively preparing students for work, only 11% of business leaders strongly agree. The vast majority of the newly created micro-degrees are not connected to employer positions. At the same time, traditional career services in IHEs are not widely perceived well by students: only 8% of all college graduates found them very helpful, partly due to decreased institutional support for them.
Employers are realizing that they must now be more proactive in shaping the educational opportunities available to their current and future employees and, in response, they are working more closely with IHEs, some even creating their own education initiatives and making their courses available to traditional IHEs to use in their degree programs.
This forum brings together education and business leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the most dynamic labor markets in the world, to address some of the most pertinent questions around what IHEs and businesses are doing better to prepare students for their careers. These questions include those such as:
Welcome and Introductions
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What are the major challenges and opportunities in this space?
How is my institution facing the challenges and seizing the opportunities in this space?
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