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Skills Gap Series: Part 2 Schooled on Skills

Training Magazine
By Lorri Freifeld
May/June 2013 Issue

Corporate partnerships with colleges and universities would seem like a no-brainer—a short- and long-term solution to the technical, leadership, and soft skills gaps that currently plague the U.S. After all, such partnerships could ensure that soon-to-be new employees receive the skills training employers want, while current employees could go back to school to receive additional training to get their skills levels up to par.

That said, notes Michelle Maldonado, AVP, Corporate Strategic Relationships, American Public University, individual contributions and collaborations are heavily influenced by the type of organization and academic institution, as well as the resources available to each.

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