Welcome to the Meratas Memo’s Weekly Roundup! This is your weekly fix of higher education and alternative financing news. Here are this week's stories:
Employer-offered educational opportunities come with many benefits to both employer and employee alike. Employees get to learn valuable skills they can use throughout their careers and employers get higher-skilled employees. Many of these programs or credentials, however, come from established employers themselves. Examples of these credentials include Google, IBM, and Hubspot. Due to how established these companies are, many other companies recognize the legitimacy of these credentials and even actively look for them in hiring prospects. Could this be a higher education alternative for those looking to be work-force ready?
When talking about preparing for the world of tomorrow, most minds go immediately to tech and engineering skills, giving kids the hard skills need to build the world of tomorrow. However, there are a myriad of soft skills, such as the ability to focus and do deep work, that many will need to succeed.
In this post and podcast by Edsurge, they sit down with Stephanie Krauss, author of "Making It: What Today's Kids Need for Tomorrow's World". They talk about all the skills beyond tech and academics that will lead to success in the world of tomorrow.