Higher education is facing a critical turning point in 2021 and the years ahead. COVID-19 and the resulting economic shifts have created massive job churn and displacement, resulting in significant numbers of people needing to reskill to continue their careers. At the same time, institutional leaders are seeking to confront and reverse enrollment declines amidst demographic shifts, and state higher education and workforce leaders are working to address the demands for a robust workforce and talent pool. These pressures have turned the spotlight onto the adult or “post-traditional” learner and higher education’s readiness to support them. Although a postsecondary credential is needed now more than ever to be successful in the labor market, the centuries-old model for higher education, designed for full-time students enrolling directly out of high school, does not provide the flexibility and industry-responsiveness that these learners desire or deserve.
In this webinar, ESG will provide an overview of its newly released Adult-Ready Playbook, which pulls together the most promising strategies for serving adult or post-traditional learners into a single, comprehensive framework, and speak to leaders in the field prioritizing this important conversation. Featured speakers will include: