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In partnership with Gallup, Strada Education Network is building the nation’s largest data set of consumer perspectives on the value of education after high school. This data, along with insights from employers and our strategic partners, help Strada measure what works in connecting learners to careers.

Veterans Without Degrees

The Benefits and Opportunities of Certificates and Certifications

These findings provide new awareness of how veterans view and capitalize on their nontraditional qualifications in the labor market. It highlights the tremendous potential for policymakers, veterans’ organizations, educational institutions, …

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Back to School?

What Adults Without Degrees Say About Pursuing Additional Education and Training

 “If they are going to meet people where they are, education solutions must embrace employers and work-centered pathways.” Policymakers, employers and higher education leaders all champion the power of education …

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From College to Life

Relevance and the Value of Higher Education

Relevance scores have an impact beyond purely educational outcomes–they are related to an individual’s overall sense of well being. Among those who are ‘thriving,’ there is an 18-percentage point difference …

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Certified Value

When do Adults without Degrees Benefit from Earning Certificates and Certifications?

These findings indicated that certificates and certifications can serve as a beneficial stand-alone credential. However, there are important variations by occupation and gender that demand serious attention as we develop …

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Online Student Success Symposium

Innovative Strategies to Support Today’s Online College Students

“Students are individuals, and the power of online learning is in using real-time data to identify individual needs and develop curricula that provide individualized instruction.” To help all learners succeed, …

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Hiring for Success

Employer survey on finding the best talent for the job

Managers and those involved in hiring decisions at employers of all sizes struggle to identify and recruit highly qualified job candidates. Managers and those involved in hiring decisions at employers …

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Robot-Ready

Human+ Skills for the Future of Work

“As technology continues to advance, the line between soft and hard skills is disappearing. What matters is whether a skill is ‘human’ or can be performed by machines,” says Michelle …

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Mentoring College Students to Success

2018 Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey

Recent research demonstrates the importance of faculty and staff members’ involvement in career-related conversations with students. The 2017 Strada-Gallup College Student Survey showed that students who had these types of …

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Who’s Ready to Upskill?

State-by-State Demand for Education After High School

A perceived need for additional education is significant overall but varies by state and region. Some states will need to make a greater effort to help individuals see additional education …

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The Permanent Detour

Underemployment's Long-Term Effects on the Careers of College Grads

“These findings contradict the popular narrative that underemployment and drift are built into the early phases of career discovery–like some sort of rite of passage for graduates,” said Weise. “We …

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Why Higher Ed?

Strada and Gallup Examine Consumers’ Top Motives for Choosing Their Postsecondary Path

As we think about creating a more skilled, technical workforce and targeting those with some college and no degree to retool for the future of our information economy, it likely …

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Major Influence

Where Students Get Valued Advice on What to Study in College

The results highlight how education consumers seek advice from a wide variety of people and places, though the perceived helpfulness of that advice differs by its source and people’s experiences. …

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On Second Thought

US Adults Reflect on Their Education Decisions

This report provides initial insights and sets a foundation for additional research about how postsecondary leaders, policymakers, educators and employers can help students most effectively and efficiently achieve their economic …

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Measuring the Value of Education Thought Leaders

Dave Clayton, Ph. D.

Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights

Strada Education Network

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Carol D’Amico, Ed.D.

Executive Vice President, National Engagement and Philanthropy

Strada Education Network

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Michelle R. Weise, Ph. D.

Senior Vice President, Workforce Strategies; Chief Innovation Officer, Strada Institute for the Future of Work

Strada Education Network

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Ben Wildavsky

Senior Vice President, National Engagement

Strada Education Network

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Andrew Hanson

Senior Research Fellow

Strada Education Network

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Nichole Torpey-Saboe, Ph.D.

Director of Research

Strada Education Network

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Andrew Crapuchettes

Chief Executive Officer

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Rob Sentz

Chief Innovation Officer

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