With Innovation, Colleges Fill the Skills Gap
The New York Times
The skills gap, which is often defined as “the difference in job skills required and the actual skills possessed by employees,” is climbing. According to human resources consultants at The Manpower Group, 40 percent of surveyed employers said they had difficulty filling roles. This number is at its highest since 2007. Higher ed institutions can help close the gap by developing programs designed to prepare students for the workplace, through innovative and collaborative programs.