Dr. Anthony Carnevale is the Director of the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. It is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute affiliated with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands. The CEW is the go-to source for research on workforce education.
Last year he sat down for a Higher Education Question & Answer session with the Lumina Foundation and Strategy Labs as their featured champion. Strategy Labs is Lumina’s space for industry leaders and influencers to share research, data and professional experiences to advance their GOAL 2025 initiative. In short, the project seeks to assure that 60% of the American workforce has high-quality postsecondary credentials by the year 2025.
In the Q&A, Dr. Carnevale touched on several points pertaining to America’s future workforce and how we can help shape it. In the past as much as 70% of American workers strived with a high school diploma. Mostly in the manufacturing sector. In the 80s that began to shift. The service economy took hold. Technology changes and other factors increased the need for postsecondary education.
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