So, What’s Changing? In a Word, Everything.
Strategic planning offers an opportunity to open the aperture internally and externally for an organization.
Evaluating the current landscape and trends, examining the most critical changes happening in higher education, the workplace and engaging with our varied constituents all provided ample reminders as to the important role The Washington Center plays. While many elements of our signature programs at TWC remain extremely relevant for students, our external research showed how TWC must consider the rapid changes in the environment to ensure continued impact.
Some of the most important changes The Washington Center examined revealed big shifts in:
“Work experience, by itself, is an incomplete endeavor if it comes without direction and guidance”
College enrollment down one million in just two years.
The World Economic Forum predicts that employees will require 101 days of retraining to upskill themselves to meet the emerging skill gaps.
Companies with diverse workforces make 2.3 times higher cash flows per employee.
This experience gave me the confidence needed to believe in myself and make me see that I can be somebody, despite my background and being a first-generation college student.”
Tevin Ali, Florida Atlantic University, interned at STEM Connector.