New report examines how higher education can meet students’ needs, better prepare them for workplace success.

higher-educationA new report identifies three strategies that could prove useful when it comes to helping higher-ed institutions produce students who have the skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s competitive workforce.

Many students today do not gain the skills they need to be successful in today’s workforce, and that is largely due to a disconnect between educators and industry leaders regarding skill sets that are essential for success, according to “Pursuit of Relevance: How higher education remains viable in today’s dynamic world.”

In compiling the report, the IBM Institute for Business Value and the Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed more than 900 academic industry leaders from private and public colleges and universities, vocational programs, community colleges, education service providers, and corporation. They also interviewed 25 academic subject matter experts.

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