The ‘Second City’ looks to be first in student supports
One Million Degrees, a leading provider of wrap-around supports, and City Colleges of Chicago are expanding their partnership in a big way. We talked with Aneesh Sohoni, CEO of the nonprofit, about what that means for the city's students.
May 17, 2023
Talk of digital credentials and skills in hiring is everywhere—but the tech isn’t there yet
Most HR tech still isn't designed to accept digital credentials or gather robust skills data, according a new in-depth analysis. We dug into the findings and talked to the authors about the implications for skills-based hiring.
March 22, 2023
A new way to measure durable skills
America Succeeds has joined up with CompTIA to create a new assessment for skills like critical thinking and communication. We talked to Tim Taylor, the nonprofit’s president, about how this new tool can help make skills-based hiring a reality.
March 15, 2023
Online learning and career opportunities among the top asks for college applicants
A new survey by Anthology finds that would-be students’ top concerns center on whether they can succeed in college, time commitments, and finding a job after graduation. We talked to co-author Mirko Widenhorn about those findings and how institutions can respond.
February 28, 2023
Why a bootcamp pioneer is moving into apprenticeships
General Assembly is rolling out two-year apprenticeships, focused on bringing 'overlooked talent' into tech. We talked with Lisa Lewin, the company's CEO, about the move.
February 8, 2023
Working to be ‘better with,’ not ‘better than’
Mark Milliron, a longtime innovator in adult education and now president of National University, sees a future in greater collaboration across higher education. We talked with him about that idea, the rise of hybrid learning, and more.
January 26, 2023
Rhetoric vs. reality on racial economic equity
Black workers remain underrepresented in tech jobs. We talked with Michael Collins of JFF about what a hiring downturn means for efforts to open doors for more Americans.
January 4, 2023
Going for-profit to ‘meet businesses on a level playing field’
Sean Segal was a longtime leader at nonprofits that helped lower-income workers retrain and connect with employers. We talked with him about why he decided to go for-profit in his next venture.
December 15, 2022
Can philanthropy bring colleges and companies together?
Strada Education Network awarded $4M in grants for partnerships between community colleges and employers. We talked with Courtney McBeth, SVP, about the difficulty of forging such partnerships and what the foundation hopes to learn.
December 8, 2022
The catch-22 of career-connected learning
Career programs need buy-in from both employers and students, but who is going to move first? We talked with George Vinton, CEO of Common Group, about that challenge and more.
October 5, 2022