What we’re getting wrong about higher education and workforce partnerships – and how to fix them

Given today's shifting social, financial, and political landscape, there is a growing appetite to develop stronger partnerships between institutions of higher education and the workforce. Yet we still don’t have a scalable model of how such partnerships could offer better pathways from learning to earning. 

So, what are we getting wrong about higher education and workforce partnerships? 

To find out, we convened a group of stakeholders including experts from higher education, workforce, philanthropy, and policy in New Orleans in June 2023. Together, we explored the barriers impeding the development of effective pathway partnerships from education to careers — and ideated solutions to bridge the gap.

We unpack those challenges and solutions in our latest white paper.