Closing the skills gap: companies and colleges collaborating for change


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Author: Labi, Aisha


This report explores the role of partnerships between US industry and higher education to prepare students and employees for the modern workforce. It considers how their cooperation can address the current 'skills gap' - a growing gulf between the skills workers possess today and the skills businesses say they need - and investigates what US companies are willing to do to narrow that gap. As the basis for this research, The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted in March 2014 a survey of 343 US executives who are familiar with their company's workforce development strategy and higher...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Providers of education and training; Research; Skills and knowledge; Employment

Keywords: Skill needs; Skill shortage; Survey; Education industry relationship; Employability; Institutional role; Employers; Perception

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [New York, New York]: Economist Intelligence Unit, 2014

Physical description: 28 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 121.968

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