Career colleges get praise and a nudge to focus on skills for a new economy

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Robert B. Reich, a former U.S. secretary of labor, offered a pep talk about the value of skills-focused education on Thursday in an address to the owners and managers of for-profit colleges here at the annual meeting of the Career College Association.

But he salted that message with a subtle warning. Just teaching skills isn’t enough, he said: Colleges must be sure, he said, that they are teaching “the right skills.” Read full article.

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