Engaging Millennials in Higher Education: Tools for Tomorrow's Workforce Success


March 22, 2018


Kent Seaver

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 60 Minutes

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How Higher Education Institutions Can Create a Better Trained and Acclimated Millennial Workforce.

The enrollment of students aged 18 to 24 is expected to increase 10 percent between 2010 and 2021, and enrollments of 25- to 34-year-olds will increase by 20 percent according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Students fitting this specific age cohort are referred to as “Millennials”, meaning they were born between 1980 and 1994. While this cohort has been growing at the collegiate level, the level of acceptance they are experiencing in the workplace after college has not been inviting. Gallup found that many of them are disengaged in their current job roles due to a lack of opportunity to do what they do best.

It is important that education institutions understand how they can engage Millennials in a productive manner, both in higher education institutions and the workforce. What methods can be used in college to create a better trained and acclimated millennial workforce for exploring the opportunities of the 21st century?

Join this session with expert speaker Kent Seaver where he will address the growing numbers of Millennials who have entered both higher education institutions and the American workforce. He will give specific attention to the qualities that separate this cohort from the previous groups, as well as the specific needs that need to be taken into consideration by higher education professionals and their workforce partners.

This session will also offer a clear and concrete understanding of the needs of the millennial at the collegiate level. It will help you in specifically dealing with the types and methods of feedback, technological delivery of instructions, as well as the different attitudes and experiences that accompany this ethnically diverse cohort of 21st-century students.You will leave with a greater understanding of the makeup of this cohort: their needs, strengths, and goals. You will be able to implement solutions and best practices today that will help with the engagement of Millennials that are already matriculating through your campus. You will learn to rethink professional development with the goal of better preparing this growing and ever diverse cohort for the world that awaits them, both academically and economically. You will learn to leverage technology and instruction in ways not achieved before, and colleges in general will be to market to this cohort using social media that is both meaningful and resourceful.

Training Highlights:

  • Discover where we are, and where we’ve come from (in terms of higher education and workforce)
  • Analyze in detail the revitalization of apprenticeships. Go through their pros, cons and overview
  • Examine how blended credentials can benefit student and employers alike
  • View case studies from states that have successfully created student/workforce initiatives
  • Learn how to design and implement best practices for colleges and universities, to balance both needs
  • Understand what separates Millennials from previous college generations
  • Realize that individualized learning is vital
  • Recognize social media and sustainability are the keys
  • Illustrate how mentoring at both collegiate and professional levels plays an important role
  • Examine the best practices for higher education to link to business

Who will benefit:

Faculty, students, and administrative staff from educational institutions providing higher education, such as:

  • Pofessionals who engage with Millennials
  • Recruiters and advisors who work with onboarding students
  • Faculty who provide instruction
  • Career services professionals who develop transition plans
  • Workforce liaisons whose job is to recognize the needs of corporate partners and provide an adequately trained and prepared group of students to fill immediate job needs
  • Company presidents
  • Company vice presidents
  • Company vice presidents
  • Stakeholders at the community level

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