Nov 2018

The Rise of Early-Career Enhancers in Education

By Lauren Dibble, Michael B. Horn, and Rob Urstein

General Assembly, a bootcamp, will help you master new skills in design, marketing, technology and data—and offer to help you get a job.

Udacity, an online-learning platform, helps you learn the latest in deep learning, machine learning, and web development—and promises it will help you qualify for your dream career.

At the end of a student’s journey, are bootcamps and online-learning platforms—just two examples of the recent explosion in new education providers that equip students with professional skills to be successful in jobs—that different from one another?

In his new book, “A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College,” education investor Ryan Craig says yes. And he argues that the distinction matters.


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