New White Paper Reveals How Technical Education Accelerates Employability
Butler, WI—(January 6, 2016)—Today, GPS Education Partners, a nonprofit provider of accelerated technical education, in partnership with the education advocacy group Getting Smart, released a white paper titled “Next Generation Career Pathways.”
The paper addresses how offering students more pathways that incorporate work-based learning and college credits that lead to stackable credentials, can close the growing employability and skills gap in manufacturing, as well as the preparation gap for school districts.
The white paper also provides insight into:
- How the rise of anywhere, anytime learning and competency-based approaches has created more time and flexibility to include work-based learning opportunities
- How next generation learning is blended, personalized and competency-based
- How career and technical education is the best field to pilot next generation learning
- How new tools are enabling educators to create personalized learning environments that combine online and face-to- face learning
“There is a growing interest in programs like GPS Education Partners that link high school completion, job certificates and college credits, to certification and employment,” said Stephanie Borowski, president of GPS Education Partners.
“We focus on education opportunities to close the employability gap, and successfully combine immersive applied learning, a personalized learning approach, and a blended delivery structure to grow knowledgeable and skilled employees who sustain growth within organizations.”
About GPS Education Partners
GPS Education Partners is an innovative education model that prepares and partners high school juniors and seniors with businesses to accelerate technical education and drive success. Students who complete the rigorous program earn their high school diploma and nationally-recognized manufacturing certifications, as well as develop skills for life and experience a career in manufacturing by participating in a hands-on, immersive, blended learning setting in local manufacturing environments. By connecting the students and employers of today with the job opportunities and technology of tomorrow, the organization is revolutionizing how students prepare for a technical career. For more information, visit https://gpsed.org, and follow us and on Facebook and Twitter.