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#LowerEd: Why a Critical View of the “Skills Gap” Is Essential in Today’s Higher Education Landscape

The “skills gap” idea - that millions of well-paying jobs go unfilled due to a higher education system that is inadequately aligned to workforce needs - is deeply influencing education and workforce development policies at the state and national levels. This symposium will spark dialogue about issues related to the skills gap narrative and why critical analyses of these issues are essential.
Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
Time
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location
159 Education Building
Address

53706
Description
The “skills gap” idea - that millions of well-paying jobs go unfilled due to a higher education system that is inadequately aligned to workforce needs - is deeply influencing education and workforce development policies at the state and national levels. The purpose of this symposium is to spark dialogue about issues related to the skills gap narrative (i.e., internships, labor market data, and for-profit colleges), and why critical analyses of these issues are essential so that students can make informed decisions about their educational and career plans. 
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