What if employers start valuing skills more than degrees?

What if employers start to value skills more than degrees?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, a new report out of Northeastern University shows that a majority of employers are actively exploring de-emphasizing degrees and prioritizing skills when hiring.

Is this the end of higher education? Hardly. But it does mean that we must step out of our silos when designing and iterating our course curriculum to make sure our graduates are gaining the most essential skills required for high marketability in their respective fields.

The takeaway? We must bridge the gap even more between academia and industry to make sure our degrees are well-rounded and highly practical as well.

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.