Universities are not ‘trade schools,’ but they should prepare students for the workforce
The world as we know it in higher education ended in 2008, when the financial collapse decimated home values and other investments for millions of Americans, wrecking their plans to finance their children’s education. Eight years on, many colleges and universities struggle to navigate this new landscape, but we still have the chance to be on the right side of history — if we act now by ensuring students graduate with skills relevant for today’s workforce and an education that prepares them for an increasingly complex and unpredictable world.
Originally published: October 7, 2016
Author: Christopher Howard
Institution: Robert Morris University
Published by: The Washington Post