Robots are coming for the under-educated first

Robots are coming for the under-educated first. The problem? Community college enrollment fell 11% from 2012 to 2017.

Reported by EdSurge, with flat 4-year college enrollment and decreasing 2-year enrollment, economists are concerned that a lot of low-skill jobs on the docket to be replaced by automation are going to leave a lot of adults with only a high school diploma in a really difficult economic situation.

The takeaway? Community colleges are designed specifically to equip people in this situation, and yet, students remain unconvinced of their value. So what can we do to help make a better “value” argument for higher education as a whole, and our 2-year systems underneath?

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.