Adult learners are changing the dynamics of higher education. Universities are seeking more students than traditional post-secondary enrollees. Employers want to upskill, reskill, and retain employees. Companies like Guild Education are helping these two meet and deliver opportunities. Michael Horn, Guild Education Senior Strategist and industry guru, shared his thoughts.
Horn said, “Colleges are struggling. Expenses are rising with limitations in revenue generation. By 2025, the number of traditional high school graduates going to college will be less. How do they find more students? Working adult learners.”
There are around 88 million adults that need upskilling and reskilling, and that’s the answer to higher ed’s problem. It also solves employer challenges with workers who need new skills to grow their careers and meet the company’s objectives.