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Do you believe the Miracle on 34th Street model can work in Higher Education?

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Do you believe the Miracle on 34th Street model can work in Higher Education?

Referring another school when your school does not offer what the student wants…

The US College and University community, to continue to ensure the highest academic degree programs of interest and continue to prosper in business. The higher-education industry must begin to think out-of-the-box, by developing and implementing academic countermeasures that are greater than their own university’s business interests.

Studies show that the natural by-product of students experiencing academic interests that they perceive are met (what is important to them), results in higher retention and graduation rates.

In the best interest of students, we give referrals to our college and university friends, or perhaps institutions that you may list as competition. Especially when the other institutions have the best academic degree programs of interest that the student’s desires to enroll in.

In my travels, I have noticed some higher education institutions are doing this already, and that is where I got the idea from for this blog article, thank you 🙂

However, we are far from there yet; how many times do admissions people tell the student prospect that we do not offer that program you’re interested in; however, this program we offer is just as good or similar?

I know in business; we sell our own brand. However, when this occurs in higher education (this is my opinion) the message, you are promoting is mediocre academic interests is the normality at your school.

The Miracle on 34th Street model, when Macy’s Department Store referred Gimbals Department store because Gimbals had the best skates. Every good movie begins as a very smart idea; proof is Macys is still in business and Gimbals closed their last store in 1987.

by AMERICAN WRITER Dr. Pietro Savo Tradition Books Publication © 2013

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Do you believe the Miracle on 34th Street model can work in Higher Education? Originally Blog published Jan 29, 2012

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Picking up the Slack – How career colleges adapt to the ever-changing needs of the job market.

Career College Central Magazine, July 2013

Picking Up The Slack, originally published, Career College Central Magazine, July 2013, 24-25

How career colleges adapt to the ever-changing needs of the job market.

A student’s primary concern with higher education today is whether it will result in a good paying job and a long lasting career. Most want to be a productive part of society, to have a great life, be a part of something larger than themselves and, yes, make lots of money. But don’t let this last objective put you off: The value of money has a direct correlation to relevant education.

Career colleges are a significant contributor within the higher education community, but in our current reality they get the brunt of bad press. This brings us to question the wisdom from the arguments coming from the political left, right and middle, leaving us all to shake our heads as we experience politics as usual.

This feeling of bewilderment motivated my research to write this article.

What makes a career college different? What do they do that stands out? What is the private sector’s secret sauce to higher education? The quest for the lowest common denominator delivered five points that perhaps can overshadow the political rhetoric of our modern society. With the advent of the Internet, great news can’t hide.

The great news is that career colleges create education paths with curricula that help people become competitive in the limited job market. Why? Because the private sector education industry is less catered to, more humble and better equipped to adapt to the existing job market. The private sector doesn’t try to overtake the education market or drive it in a particular direction. This sector simply adapts to the current job market to provide students the focused learning needed to benefit
and gain value from this market. Career colleges came about because the needs of society are always evolving both privately and in public. They seek evolutionary education processes that are never satisfied. Satisfaction is measured in
relentlessly learning and achieving more greatness. Sustainable satisfaction is a process of steps, thinking and sharing ways that bring the right people together.

These people bring about a focused, well-rounded education that speeds up the career path. A speedy route
to a career results in sound business practices and satisfied students – a win-win for everyone. In my opinion, career colleges pick up the higher education slack created by the rest of the field.

Career Colleges:

Develop curricula for jobs. Get students interested by developing and deploying curricula that support students in earning jobs. This builds on an academic environment that prepares the professors for creating connections between experience and theory that results in value-added careers for the students.

Model curricula for collaboration across the entire campus body and encourage the desired performance and outcome.  This comes about by seamless collaboration,communicating, and sharing ideas as a means to increase value to the student. Student value is perceived as solving the student’s lowest common denominator.

Take the time to learn a student’s pre-experience and identify transferable skills valued by current and future  employers. Humanity has transferable skills; this understanding drove us out of caves eons ago. Pre-experience is marketable in today’s job markets.

Take the time to understand the manageable and uncontainable factors for their students’ academic success. Having a problem solving preference by solving for manageable and uncontainable factors result in students becoming more adaptive or more innovative. A focus on student learning strengthens results as the institution gains duplicable
strategies that can be shared so that it becomes commonplace or the normality in higher education.

Take the time to understand the student’s passion for learning. The ultimate career choice is shaped by consequence, hopes, a student’s career interests and aspirations to
perform in a certain manner to attain this chosen career. Sincere interest and the passion for learning equals an academic career focus that results in a happy
life.

These five points are by no means the only methods in which career colleges pick up the slack. The adaptive academic infrastructure lends itself to common sense methods to exploit and share with our entire education community. Benefits to the student becomes the ultimate goal and our No. 1 priority. The development of this academic infrastructure suggests the career college professional’s effort to understand the student’s lowest common denominator of obtaining a gratifying career. What we experience in the career college community is that academic infrastructure has a strategic, refined beginning and has an unlimited potential: A potential always being rediscovered, redesigned, adjusted to solve for the student’s lowest common denominator. What is important to understand is you cannot argue a problem to solution. Solutions come about by exploiting many more methods that career colleges use to pick up the slack.

“Now focus on the student. Focus on the career training-oriented strategy and the entire higher education community can take part in the career college miracle. True stability is found here, and there is plenty to share for all.”                                       Regards, Dr. Pietro

by AMERICAN WRITER Dr. Pietro Savo Tradition Books Publication © 2013

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