Our nation faces a major challenge: How to produce an educated workforce that is competitive in the new highly technical and volatile global economy. Today in the United States, 44 million citizens over the age of 25 have begun but not finished their college programs. Why? Life may have interfered or they may have not fully realized the connection between education and attaining gainful employment. Or perhaps they were not fully motivated to finish a degree program. Whatever the reason, too many of our citizens have not yet completed a course of study that will equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in this new economy.
This webinar will present the results of statewide studies that examined adults who had acquired some college credit, but had not earned a degree. Participants will learn about the reasons why students leave before finishing college, and more importantly, what can bring them back for a successful conclusion. This session will also take a close look at the study group’s needs including programs of study, schedules, formats of instruction, and outreach strategies. Participants will learn how to attract these adults “in waiting” to their institutions.