Working to learn: despite a growing set of innovators, America struggles to connect education and career


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As the structure and makeup of the American workforce shift, the education and training system has lagged behind the rate of economic change. Yet, there is a clear appetite among learners, workers, employers, and funders for new models of working and learning. The demand for new models has only accelerated during the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic, as Americans indicate more interest in pursuing non-degree options amid economic uncertainty and social distancing. As a result, organizations that train individuals for jobs are expanding, adapting, and attracting new attention....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Employment; Providers of education and training; Innovation

Keywords: Postsecondary education; Education work relationship; Training employment relationship; Skill development; Institutional role; Labour market program; Education industry relationship; Leadership

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [Boston, Massachusetts]: Harvard Kennedy School, 2021

Physical description: 33 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 144.271

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