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- Ginger Christ highlights surveys showing that almost half of workers feel that work experience was more relevant to their job success than college education.
- What role can you play in supporting shifts in higher education to better serve students' in their careers?
- Read about preparing Gen-Z students for the future workforce.
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Nearly half of workers (46%) don’t think higher education prepared them for their current jobs, according to a survey released Nov. 8 by online learning platform Go1. Sixty-one percent of the 3,000 full-time office workers surveyed in Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. said work experience was the best preparation for their positions, followed by formal on-the-job training and life experience.
A number of surveys have identified a disconnect between higher education and job readiness.
Two-thirds of adults surveyed said colleges are “stuck in the past” and not meeting the needs of today’s students, according to a July 2022 poll by Public Agenda, a nonprofit research organization.
Read the full article about work experience by Ginger Christ at HR Dive .