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Bridging the Gap Between College and Workforce

According to a 2015 survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, only 37 percent of employers believed that recent college graduates were well-prepared with current technologies.

In an effort to bridge this technical skills gap between college and the workforce, Student Engagement & Career Development recently launched two skill-building programs,...

UA Online Sees 280 Percent Year-to-Year Growth

Since its debut in fall 2015, UA Online has seen a 280 percent increase in its year-to-year growth. This fall, enrollment figures for fully online graduate and undergraduate students are expected to surpass 3,000, placing UA Online on target to meet or exceed the Arizona Board of Regents' goals for online enrollment. 

Much of this growth can be attributed to the addition of complete undergraduate programs available at UA Online, including the successful introduction of a complete...

Supporting Career Success, AZ Workforce w/ Melissa Vito

In 2012, the Center on Education and the Workforce found certificates were the fastest growing postsecondary credential and made up 22 percent of all college awards. But despite its' growing popularity, many people today are still skeptical about the value of certificates.

We caught up with Melissa Vito, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Strategic Initiatives, to learn more about certificate programs, and their value and impact on the workforce. ...

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