Degrees v. Training to Close the Skills Gap: What Are Employers Really Looking For?


Job markets are changing, as is the landscape of formal education. Today, some employers are looking for different skills and experience levels than they were ten years ago. As we consider various approaches for closing the skills gap and preparing today’s job seekers for the workforce, many are asking the question:”What matters more: a degree or experience?” This brief article by Deanna Hartley offers some perspective on the changing needs of employers and the options available to potential employees for developing their skills according to those demands.

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