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FTA: "U.S. colleges and universities, like their counterparts in other Western countries, are doing a poor job of preparing graduates for today's workplace. The biggest weakness in the postsecondary-education sector in all countries is the lack of experience in today's workplace by those who are responsible for education policy, funding, administration, and delivery... Nichols College in Massachusetts is an excellent example of how to prepare students for today's workplace. Its students are required to take four career-related courses before they can graduate. They must also build up a portfolio of their employable skills during their years at the college. And finally, they are coached on how to successfully use their portfolio in a job interview. These people are light years ahead of other U.S. colleges and universities and their counterparts around the world."

Colleges, universities shortchanging students: http://www.dailyiowan.com/2010/05/04/Opinions/17117.html


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on May 6, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=191

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