Our first white paper (2011) was one of our first attempts to change the national conversation on education, work, economic empowerment and success.
What’s in this white paper?
In “The Economic Achievement Gap: No End in Sight,” authors Tracy Brisson, Keith Petri and Justin Mathews summarize alarming economic data that illustrates the true scope of the problems our students face in today’s economy, and pose questions about whether college career centers can play a role in improving economic outcomes for new graduates.
The authors identify four solutions colleges could take immediately to help current students achieve success in the labor market: (1) admit there’s a college to career gap, (2) teach communication and critical thinking skills via the career center, (3) provide special help to at-risk students, and (4) partner with mission-driven coaches and consultants.
Who is this for?
Interesting read for anyone who works with young people or is concerned about the crumbling link between higher education and long-term economic success.