Featured in The Washington Post: Charles Koch Foundation and SkillUp Coalition survey

In February, the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and the SkillUp Coalition released a national poll that shows more than half of Americans under age 40 believe they will need to upskill in order to advance their careers.

The Washington Post recently featured the survey in an article that explores how liberal arts colleges are responding to this demand by adding career and technical education (CTE) certificates to their list of academic offerings. As mentioned in the article, the CKF/SkillUp poll reveals that, of the individuals who think they will need to upskill, 84 percent plan to do so within the next three years.

Colleges are “responding to student and parent demands for a return on their tuition investment by adding practical training that has proved value to employers.” By adding CTE programs to their offerings, colleges “can get graduates coming back for additional training that qualifies them for raises and promotions; win contracts from employers to teach workers new skills; and attract older adults who need more schooling to advance or change careers.”

The Charles Koch Foundation supports organizations like SkillUp, the American Council on Education, the mikeroweWorks FoundationSkillsUSA, and the Cardinal Manufacturing program that work to create additional dynamic pathways for upskilling. Read more about the Foundation’s support for education.

 

 

 

03-25-2021 01:32pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation expands effort to reduce barriers between educators and employers

An expansion of the Talent Pipeline Management project will match individuals with dynamic careers and help learners build new skills.

Read more

03-25-2021 10:12am

Featured in The Washington Post: Charles Koch Foundation and SkillUp Coalition survey

Colleges are “responding to student and parent demands for a return on their tuition investment by adding practical training...”

Read more

03-22-2021 04:27pm

American Council on Education releases report on the time and cost of transferring college credit

Forty-four percent of students who sought transfer of credit had only some, or none, of their credit moved to their new institution.

Read more

Sign up for our newsletter

Regular news and impact stories
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.