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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

WGU Takes on College-Readiness Gap with Launch of WGU Academy - 0 views

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    "WGU Academy courses will be delivered in an online, competency-based format similar to the WGU learning model. Students will enroll in customized programs of two or more college-level courses that typically include a writing course and one or more courses in math, general education, or introductory-level classes focused on desired degree paths. In addition to college-level courses, WGU Academy offers the Program for Academic and Career Advancement (PACA). Modeled on a nationally recognized social and emotional learning course used by WGU for several years, the course provides group sessions, peer interaction, and one-to-one coaching to build confidence and college persistence."
Mathieu Plourde

A Common Language for College Credit - 0 views

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    "in higher education, we do not have a common language to discuss the value of a college credit. At an event hosted by Jobs for the Future and Higher Education Advocates,called Paving New Pathways: Today's Students, New Credentials, and the Next HEA, I noticed a recurring theme: There is a serious issue with college credit transfer policies across postsecondary education. Courses that count for credit at one institution do not "translate" to another. This issue has real consequences on student success and degree completions."
Mathieu Plourde

Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn't Finished) - 0 views

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    "we don't do exams. It's all project based, and those projects look like the kinds of work you would be asked to do in the workplace. One of the things that students report that they like best about the program is that it feels relevant-it feels real. And if they are one of our adults who are working, they use those skills the very next day."
Mathieu Plourde

A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree - 0 views

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    "Mr. Bridges represents a new but promising category in the American labor market: people working in so-called new-collar or middle-skill jobs. As the United States struggles with how to match good jobs to the two-thirds of adults who do not have a four-year college degree, his experience shows how a worker's skills can be emphasized over traditional hiring filters like college degrees, work history and personal references. And elevating skills over pedigree creates new pathways to employment and tailored training and a gateway to the middle class."
Mathieu Plourde

Authess - 0 views

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    3rd party service to assess job readiness and competencies.
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