As we navigate today’s competitive job market alongside the growing demand for skilled labor and heightened questions over college ROI, it is increasingly clear that higher education and the workforce are two sides of the same coin. In other words, higher ed should be preparing students to succeed in the workplace, while employers should consider preparing employees to succeed in education.
Education and gaining new skills are lifelong endeavors, and it’s in every employer’s interest to prioritize continued learning within their workforce. Additionally, providing workforce development could help improve employee retention.
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In fact, in a recent workforce survey by Strategic Education, Inc, 83% of respondents said they believe employers should be investing in employees’ continued education and 62% of respondents who indicate they feel incomplete, stagnant, frustrated and/or uninspired at their current job believe they would feel better about their current job if their employer paid for workforce training or continuing education. The survey also found that 44% of respondents say they must continue their education to remain competitive in the modern workforce, and 34% say they must continue their education to earn a promotion.
Employers can cultivate continued learning and upskilling, while making employees feel valued, by elevating workplace learning and training so that it may be eligible for classroom course credit(s) that could be used toward a degree or certificate through credit for prior learning or CPL