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Home Higher Education Why Skills Training Can’t Replace Higher Education

Why Skills Training Can’t Replace Higher Education

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Story Source: Harvard Business Review  ~ Go to Original Article

Much of the current media-reported posturing by policy makers and pundits about the failure of U.S. colleges and universities to adequately prepare people for the 21st workplace is either ill informed or misguided, in my opinion.

One of the dominant narratives in the media is that we need to produce more workers now who can do whatever is needed now, using short-term postsecondary certification programsThe focus is typically on “vocational” skills, contrasted with what too often are characterized as relatively useless liberal education outcomes, including knowledge of world history and cultures and other “indulgences” such as crafting understandable prose and judging the veracity and utility of information…………….……………….……………………..