A New Role for Employers in Education

How US employers and educators can build a more nimble education system

Shared by Candice Boutelle

May 28, 2024

A recent study from Brookings Institute* examines the need for more comprehensive work based learning programs in the US, highlighting the need for strong business/education partnerships. 

*The Brookings Institution conducts independent research to improve policy and governance at the local, national, and global levels. Learn more at https://www.brookings.edu/

 There is a growing disconnect between the outcomes of U.S. education and training programs and the types of skills and experience that employers value. This limits career and education options for Americans without a college degree and makes it more difficult for employers to find and retain qualified talent.

 Minor tweaks won’t fully address this problem, Annelies Goger, Katherine Caves, and Hollis Salway argue. In a new report, they highlight the immense value of work-based learning opportunities and explain how employers can boost these programs by taking on a more active role in the education and training system. Read the report HERE