The Way to Work: Covering the Path from College to Careers
More knowledge. More skill. More potential. No matter what reason a student enrolls in college, the ultimate goal is usually the same: a degree that will expand opportunities. But for many students, earning a degree and finding work in their chosen field may pose stark and unanticipated challenges. And for many of their communities, turning colleges and universities into reliable places to find qualified candidates for the jobs that are available may prove easier said than done.
Join the Education Writers Association Sept. 18–19 in Orlando, Fla., for a journalists-only conference to explore what helps and hurts students’ efforts to complete their studies and find in-demand jobs in their fields. Hosted by Valencia College—the first-ever winner of the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in 2011—EWA’s 2015 Higher Education Seminar will examine such key issues as developmental education courses, transferring from two-year to four-year colleges, partnerships between universities and employers, and the impact of minority-serving institutions.