Are students prepared for the workforce?
Competency-based education supports a changing workforce
For the better part of the last century, young learners were expected to graduate college fully prepared for the workforce. Those who earned college degrees were perceived as educated, savvy, and quick on their feet. And it was just a given that they would be as successful in their careers as they had been in their education.
But that’s just not the case anymore: Recent studies show that while 96% of provosts believe their institution effectively prepares students to make that transition, employers mostly disagree. Only 11% say recent college graduates are effective workplace contributors.
When you consider how much the workforce has changed in the last 50 years, that’s really not a huge surprise. Today’s jobs require more than 924 unique skill sets to meet demand, compared to just 178 in 2009—and the education system has simply not adjusted.
TRADITIONAL LEARNING MODEL
COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION
- Competency Learning Objectives