October 18, 2018

Alternative Education Models: Removing the Barriers to Entry

Unemployment in the U.S. is at a record low. Income inequality is at a record high.

Most of those taking on multiple jobs to earn a living are not college educated, and companies struggle to find enough talents to fill their jobs. It may sound paradoxical, but it’s reality.

The chance to go to college does not exist for everyone. Whether it’s a lack of financial resources, preparation, or accessibility, not being able to go to college means little chance of a post-secondary education. Talent is wasted, and there remains a need for skilled labor.

Kira Sargatzke of Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy looked for alternatives and found inspiration in her home country of Germany and in a software development company in Colorado.


REPORTER: Kira Sargatzke
MUSIC: YouTube Audio Library

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