Beyond Degrees: Illuminating Postsecondary Paths to Prosperity

The higher education landscape is changing. Traditional institutions are not meeting the needs of students and employers and high-quality education pathways have emerged that are changing the way young people think about education after high school. This panel will uncover some of the best practices that make these models work for young people and talk through how we can overcome the challenges to scaling these programs–a game-changer to get young people the skills needed for long-term success–and walk through new research on how young people who pursue non-degree pathways have greater confidence in their future, fare better in the labor market than their counterparts, experience less unemployment, are better prepared for work, and have a high degree of satisfaction with their chosen pathway.