As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

The Hechinger Report

It’s that fewer than one in five of adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. With worker shortages hitting industries nationwide, their companies — and many states’ economies — depend on it. “No After a few supplementary classes at a local technical college, said teacher Alan Bivens, local companies will be clamoring to hire them. “We

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

Edsurge

He’d spent his career building and selling companies in various industries, including finance, telecommunications, software and consumer retail. Drawing on what he knew best, Marwell ran his nonprofit with the urgency, pacing and risk-taking that is more typical of for-profit companies. It’s the beginning of the end of the road for EducationSuperHighway.

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With Unfilled Jobs, Businesses Push Rural Residents Toward College

MindShift

It’s that fewer than one in five adults in the entire surrounding Humphreys County have at least an associate degree, according to census data analyzed by the nonprofit advocacy organization Complete Tennessee. With worker shortages hitting industries nationwide, their companies — and many states’ economies — depend on it. In Colorado, one of the state’s top higher education priorities is to boost the proportion of adults with degrees from 55 to 66 percent by 2025.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. billion by 2025. The company IPO’d in 2015 and finally surpassed Blackboard’s US market share in 2018.