How the pandemic is propelling demand for short-term college programs

Media January 26, 2021

“That’s why Gerald Chertavian, the founder and CEO of Year Up, made short-term credentials a key part of his program to give low-income young people a leg up in the job market.

As the U.S. economy looks beyond the pandemic, he says, students like Abdoulaye will be desperately needed to fix a fundamental supply and demand problem in the U.S.

‘On the supply side, we have five million young adults who are out of school, out of work, and don’t have more than a high school degree. And on the demand side, we have literally millions of jobs for, let’s say technical jobs, jobs that require a certain level of skills, that are going unfulfilled, and that will get worse, rather than better, as we recover from the pandemic.’”

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