Federal Hiring Reform Addresses College Degree Skills Gap

    A new order signed by the POTUS can reduce or even eliminate the minimum education requirements for government positions. This new order emphasizes hiring based on skills over non-predictive hiring factors such as GPA or academic pedigree. By taking similar steps, employers can widen the pool of candidates and bring invaluable skill sets to the workplace that often get overlooked during traditional screening processes. 

    This is an important part of the mission to help the college-to-career transition of underserved communities that have the grit, determination, and talent, but not the same educational opportunities. By prioritizing practical and applicable skills in the hiring process through Micro-Internships and other job auditions, government organizations and employers can hire the best people for the job.  Read the full article, Addressing the Skills Gap Through Hiring Reform, on The American Spectator.


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