While many employers are laying people off during the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon is expanding. The online retailer is hiring more people and helping employees upskill so they can advance either within or outside the company. Amazon’s Ardine Williams talks about how employer-based education programs fit into America’s postsecondary landscape.
Are we sending too many people to college or not enough? How can we better equip all learners with the education and skills they need for today’s jobs, and tomorrow’s? What role should business and government play in transforming education after high school? In each episode of Lessons Earned, Ben Wildavsky and colleagues from Strada Education Network sit down with educators, employers and policymakers who are challenging the status quo and exploring bold new ideas to help millions of Americans navigate between learning and earning.