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Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

Twin Proposals for the Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work

Posted: Oct. 6, 2020
Author(s): Richard Arum and Mitchell L. Stevens
Organization(s): The Hamilton Project

Bridging the needs of the U.S. workforce and postsecondary education is essential to creating adaptive workers. Unfortunately, these needs come at a time of grave uncertainty; the federal response to the pandemic should be a joint effort with universities that includes educational opportunities to meet the immediate needs of displaced workers, as well as the financial needs of postsecondary institutions. This report offers two federal policy initiatives as a resolution: Implement Learning Opportunity Credits (LOCs) and commission a national initiative on the Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work (FLOW).

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