This Story first appeared on August 19, 2014 in the Greenfield Daily Report; Written: Jim Mayfield, Staff Writer
GREENFIELD — Rethinking a traditional college education as the prime road to success is necessary if Indiana’s economy is going to thrive, participants in an education summit were told Tuesday.
The focus of the College Success Summit, which featured Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers, was on identifying new ways to arm today’s graduates for success in an ever-changing work environment.
“We used to think of college as this sort of monolithic institution, and we never really intentionally aligned it with what was needed in the workforce,” Lubbers said in a keynote address that described a failing in higher education in Indiana: There has been a disconnect between the preparation students receive and the skills employers need. But that’s changing.