The 60-Year Continual Education Curriculum

In a world where jobs and job skills are changing so rapidly, can a 4-year degree adequately prepare a student for the rest of their professional careers?

Reported by Evolllution, Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education is leading an effort entitled, “The Sixty Year Curriculum”, studying the new educational models required to help individuals continually reskill and evolve their occupational outlook in order to effectively work through a continually increasing retirement age.

This effort could result in affirming the concept of micro-credentials, helping students get recognized for their knowledge along the way, prior to earning their degree – and then taking advantage of additional micro-credential opportunities as they continually progress through their careers.

The takeaway? How can our institutions get better at creating lifelong learning opportunities for workers throughout their career, to better participate in an ever-evolving economy?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.