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Mathieu Plourde

New Public Benefit Corporation, InStride, Launches to Reinvent the Way Employers Bring ... - 0 views

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    "In the United States, about half the people who start college don't finish, leaving 37 million Americans with some college credits but no degree. That's more than 20 percent of the working-age population. In an economy that increasingly demands workers with knowledge and skills, it is imperative that more opportunities are provided for individuals to obtain a university degree. By serving as the key link between universities and employers, InStride will facilitate partnerships that will positively impact the lives of thousands of people who will benefit from a high-quality education."
Mathieu Plourde

NUS at ASU GSV: Radical Affordability at all Stages of the Degree and Career Cycle | Na... - 0 views

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    "The National University System, for example, is developing  a variety of initiatives aimed at bringing down the cost of a degree, including through FlexCourse?, a teaching and learning platform that offers faculty-supported, variably-paced online degree programs at an affordable price point of $8,500 annual tuition. The platform is initially being offered in conjunction with John F. Kennedy University, through JFKU Online --  both part of the National University System."
Mathieu Plourde

Georgetown University - Center on Education and the Workforce - Reports - 0 views

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    "CEW explores the links between education, career preparation, and workplace demands. Our research focuses on jobs, skills, and equity with the goal of better aligning education and training with workforce and labor market demand."
Mathieu Plourde

Nonprofit National University System launching workforce development arm - 0 views

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    "Graham said Georgetown University research on undereducated workers and "opportunities to upskill them" was a major impetus behind Workforce Education Solutions. The unit is working with industry and NUS academic leaders to reduce friction for workers looking to get more education, potentially for promotions or transfers  - a necessity for employers, too, as their managers retire."
Mathieu Plourde

$1 A Day Buys Walmart Associates A College Degree - 0 views

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    "The program kicks off today with two curriculums, Business or Supply Chain Management for associate and bachelor's degrees with additional curriculums to follow at three non-profit universities: University of Florida which is ranked #17 in the nation for its business school by U.S. News and World Report, Brandman University and Bellevue University. The five-year long program will include what Carlson calls "having a personal coach for education" from the application process up through graduation."
Mathieu Plourde

Will collective intelligence change the way we work? - 0 views

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    "in a knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy, in high tech, R&D-oriented industries, the critical factors of business success are often precisely those benefits of decentralized decision making: freedom, flexibility, motivation, creativity."
Mathieu Plourde

New faculty model at U. Denver could be prototype for reform @insidehighered - 1 views

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    ""You have to make the argument that this is going to cost us money up front, but it will create distinctiveness at the university that ultimately will aid us in the longer term," Jones said. "It guarantees our ability to be a player in this era of change.""
Mathieu Plourde

Announcing nanodegrees: a new type of credential for a modern workforce - 0 views

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    " Together with AT&T and an initial funding from AT&T Aspire of more than $1.5 million, we are launching nanodegrees: compact, flexible, and job-focused credentials that are stackable throughout your career. And the nanodegree program is designed for efficiency: select hands-on courses by industry, a capstone project, and career guidance. Efficient enough that you can get a nanodegree as you need it and earn new ones throughout your career, even if you need to switch paths since a career isn't always a straight line. "
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