Imagine that you are the hiring partner at your company. You have a stack of college transcripts on your desk. What do you see? You see that most students went to school for four years and have 120 credits. What do you not see? You don’t see a list of skills each student has mastered. You feel frustrated. And you're not alone. While 96% of higher education’s Chief Academic Officers believe they are doing a great job preparing students for the workforce, only 11% of business leaders agree that students are coming to them with relevant workforce skills. Something is amiss. “Hire Education,” a short book recently published by the Clayton Christensen Institute, argues that online competency based education has the power to ease your frustration because it can shine a bright light on specific identifiable skills that align to workforce needs.
Sep 25, 2014