Are colleges graduating students truly prepared to make a meaningful difference in the workforce from day one?
Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Paul Quinn College became the first historically black college to be designated a “work college” by the U.S. Department of Education, in which every student is given a job or internship throughout their entire academic tenure at the institution, regardless of financial need. These jobs and internships take place through corporate partners as well as on-campus work.
President Michael Sorrell believes this “urban work college” model will help better prepare students for careers after graduation, while funding their tuition through stipends earned through the work itself.
The takeaway? How do we make sure our students are graduating truly prepared for the job market? And are required work programs a creative solution to make that happen?
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