It’s time to think beyond the degree.
For too long, we've used a four-year college degree as a proxy for knowledge and skills. This mindset is failing students, employers, and our economy.
Across the country, young people are in search of opportunities to start their career journeys now. More and more employers are tackling the pipeline challenges of today by hiring for skills over degrees. Together, we can build widespread acceptance of non-degree pathways so that all young people can prepare for the future and employers can build a modern workforce.
What does it mean to expand opportunity?
Watch the video for a quick introduction.
Ready to learn more?
No matter where you are on your journey, this collection of resources will help you take the next step. Read insightful whitepapers, delve into the latest research, explore innovative solutions, and more.
Non-Degree Pathways: A DC Insider’s Perspective
Non-Degree Pathways uncovers the views of DC Insiders on supporting diverse educational pathways and offers policy recommendations to expand opportunities for students...
A Universe of Possibilities: Education to Career Pathways for the Future of Work
Discover the dynamic landscape of innovators building postsecondary training models to offer learners unique options...
Degrees of Risk: What Gen Z and Employers Think About Education-to-Career Pathways…and How Those Views are Changing
Presenting a landmark study on Gen Z and employer perceptions of education-to-career pathways...
Are Employers Reconsidering the Value of Degrees as Education Requirements?