How Colleges Are Helping Adult Learners Succeed
Hallie Busta, Education Dive
Amazon is the latest example of a large employer committing to help its workers gain new skills. Last week, the online retailer announced plans to "upskill" one-third of its U.S. workforce. It's unclear what, if any, role traditional colleges and universities will play in that effort, although the company already is working with community colleges across the nation on other education initiatives.
More broadly, the news reflects employers' need to retool their workforce as jobs automate and require a different set of technical abilities. By 2030, around 14 percent of workers worldwide will need to change up their skill set as a result of that shift, according to research from the McKinsey Global Institute.