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To contend with a reported lack of critical skills internally and among new hires, employers are sharpening their focus on workforce planning. And they expect the types of educational opportunities colleges offer to change.
Students start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up early in life, and these ideas are typically related to a career they’ve been exposed to one way or another. That’s why there are so many 4-year-old future policemen and firefighters running around.
The University of Chicago made headlines last June when it announced it was going test-optional to encourage more first-generation and low-income students to apply.