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ATD: Bridge the Skills Gap with Competency-Based Education [webinar]


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Posted In: Case Studies, Videos, Workforce Research

Jun • 11 • 2015

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Seventy-one percent of employers would prefer to promote staff from within over hiring externally, and 85 percent of employees who are considering college degree programs are doing so to get a raise. These two desires align, but it’s not easy to bridge the skills gap.

Watch this webinar to learn how two organizations from the White House Upskill Summit—Anthem, Inc. and College for America at Southern New Hampshire University (CfA)—are working together to advance the careers and lives of working adults while developing a thriving workforce.

Julian L. Alssid, Chief Workforce Strategist at CfA, discusses how College for America develops cost-effective, workforce-applicable degrees specifically for working adults, and how competency-based education (CBE) lets students advance based on what they know and can do, through project-based learning.

Aimee Skinner, Director of Professional Development at Anthem Inc., shares the company’s commitment to the White House Upskill Summit and its groundbreaking initiative to make an associate’s or bachelor’s degree available, at no cost, to 50,000 full-time and part-time associates through College for America at Southern New Hampshire University.

In this webinar, you’ll also:

  • Learn how CBE helps fulfill labor market needs.
  • Discover cost-effective solutions for bringing CBE to your organization.

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This webinar was recorded on June 10, 2015.