When Employment is the Goal, Should 'Student Success' Include Dropouts?
SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
If a student drops out of college to take a job they are training for, should that count as success or failure? At the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Community & Technical College, Associate Dean Kim Griffis says dropouts aren’t considered a failure, if the student has landed a job in the technical field they were training for. Noticing the dropouts, advisors reached out to the students and discovered many had left for a job in computer technical service.