A Continued Credentials Disconnect between Academia and Industry

The credentials students are graduating with aren’t always the credentials employers are looking for.

Reported by EdSurge, a recent SXSW EDU panel claimed such with examples including how only 8% of the credentials students earn are in demand by employers, and that only .1% of students are earning a specific IT credential that would open up $80,000 job opportunities.

The takeaway? How do we better partner with government and industry to get a better understanding of the competencies and credentials employers actually have high-demand for when building out our curriculum?

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

As AVP of Marketing, 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.