Education and business must be linked in order to maintain America’s competitive edge. Karl McDonnell, CEO of Strayer Education, Inc., will discuss the why and how of effective corporate-academic partnerships and provide a peak into the inner workings of a national program that was recently reimagined to fit both employer and employee needs. In addition to workforce-integrated learning, he will discuss destigmatized vocational training, sub-degree tracks and other skills-based solutions. The goal is to spark a dialogue around education’s critical role in developing tomorrow’s talent. - See more at: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/49619#sthash.5gxsBpPo.dpuf
Describe how uniting higher education and business can help close the ever-widening skills gap in the United States.
Identify accessible, relevant and tangible models for building better corporate-academic partnerships.
Explain how free college degree programs are an example of work-integrated learning that benefits employees, employers, and the corporate ecosystem.
Karl McDonnell Strayer Education, Inc
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