Universities Assess Role in Meeting Skills Gap

The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles the mad dash from colleges and universities to realign their academic offerings with workforce development needs, which companies suggest are not being filled because institutions are lacking focus on skill development.

Pennsylvania higher education officials note that while 43% of working adults hold a higher education credential, an assessment of workforce needs reveals that 57% of jobs require them, yielding a double-digit deficit in the number of qualified professionals statewide needed to meet industrial demand.

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