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During the past 60 years, the share of high-skill jobs in the economy has skyrocketed, while the share of low-skill jobs has sharply declined…

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Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce – Today's Students / Tomorrow's Talent – Medium

It’s imperative that we have the tools to measure outcomes and ensure that students, educators, and policymakers can make informed decisions..

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One way employers invest in their current #workforce is by providing their employees with #education and training. Learn more. #CEWeconomics

The majority of the highest-educated cities in America have large public universities. Read more: @CNBC @AbigailJHess

Your college major has a lasting effect on your career, shaping future work experiences, earnings, and other choices connected to a profession. Read more: @byjoshmoody @USnews

Formal postsecondary #edu and training account for $650M in annual spending. #CEWeconomics

A part-time job in #college might help you earn more money after graduation than you thought. @JillianBerman explains:

The number of good jobs for workers on the BA pathway doubled between 1991 and 2016. Learn more. #GoodJobsData

#Colleges and universities spend $407B annually on postsecondary #edu and training. Learn more: #CEWeconomics

.@GuildEducation partners with companies and education providers to offer employee #tuitionassistance programs. @sydneyfjohnson explains: @HigherEdSurge

There’s renewed interest in middle-skills jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than a BA. @cantorrac explains: @The74

HEA Reauthorization Can Reduce Equity Gaps That Persist for Students of Color

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education opinion piece, Alyse Gray Parker and India Heckstall write about how a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act can serve as an opportunity to reduce persistent equity gaps for students of color. Parker and Heckstall cite the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”


Taco Bell Is Giving Away $21 Million in College Scholarships — And They Don’t Care About SATs or GPA

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess reports on the Taco Bell Foundation’s announcement that it will offer students scholarship money based on their passion rather than grades or test scores. Hess cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”


The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor