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SXSW EDU 2021

How Universities Can Power the Future of Work

As the threat of Covid-19 and a looming recession disrupt the nation’s higher education system, some colleges are defying the drop in enrollment by collaborating with employers. With a renewed focus on workplace-ready skills and reaching non-traditional learners, colleges like Paul Quinn College, Southern New Hampshire University and Wilmington University are playing a more active role in upskilling employees to stay competitive in a post-pandemic economy.

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  1. Understand top challenges that colleges face in light of the COVID recession and waning enrollment
  2. Hear about innovative strategies that colleges have employed to redesign student recruitment and retention
  3. Learn how these leading schools have partnered with employers and best practices for upskilling adult learners during a pandemic

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Carlos Zavala, Senior Associate, Whiteboard Advisors

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