Highlights from the Network and National News
Our partnership with New America, highlighting the Comebacker Movement. Click the links below to read articles written by Graduate! Network staff and contributors.
2019 Data That Move Us Report
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The Comeback Story Featured on The Chronicle of Higher Education
Re-envisioning Retail – Upskilling and Employee Investment
Recently, The Graduate! Network’s Bridgett Strickler took part in a two-day webinar series hosted by the Colorado Workforce Development Council focused on equitable strategies for economic recovery and identifying opportunities for upskilling, reskilling, and redeploying displaced workers.
Follow the links below to view Bridgett’s panel or browse all of the videos from last week’s event.
Employers Pay it Forward by Helping Staff Return to College
(from New America)Chief executive officer Ingrid Tolentino knows the value of employee benefits. Her company sells them.
Employers can buy legal services for their workers through MetLife Legal Plans Inc. Good benefits build employee loyalty, Tolentino would argue from MetLife Legal Plans’ office in a Cleveland skyscraper. That’s why she always thought it made sense to offer tuition reimbursement to her employees, particularly her call-center workers who need a four-year degree to advance.
Watch Hadass Sheffer at North Carolina’s Adult Promise Symposium–
On February 13th, the University of North Carolina System held North Carolina’s Adult Promise Symposium, a four hour event focused on the higher education and workforce imperative in North Carolina. The Graduate! Network’s Hadass Sheffer joined the National Perspective panel to share her vast knowledge around working with adult learners across the country. Follow the link below to view the panel.
Bringing adults back to college? Just call and ask
(from New America)In Cleveland, a simple idea has made a big difference for both colleges and for adults who left school before graduating.
The idea? Call them and invite them back. The program’s name describes the mission: (Re)connect to College. Reconnect to courses, reconnect to financial aid, reconnect to counseling, reconnect to a degree.