This blog post uses Census data to examine how the pandemic has affected community college graduates in the workforce. Associate degree-holders have faced significant hurdles, but their labor market experiences have been less disrupted than those of high school graduates.
Technology and the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted employment and accelerated changes to the workplace. Here, CCRC's Sarah Griffin and Maria Scott Cormier describe three key skills employers expect community college graduates to possess amid the evolving economic environment.
Forthcoming work from CCRC and MIT aims to assess how community colleges can prepare students—particularly those from low-income and first-generation backgrounds—to adapt to and succeed in the evolving workforce.