Friday, December 2, 2016

LinkedIn’s CEO says the U.S. cares too much about four-year college degrees - HAKAN SEL, New Day Post

There’s a good reason Weiner has these views: LinkedIn may be more equipped than most to try to bridge this educational gap. That’s because the company bought online learning company back in the spring of 2015, and has spent the last 18 months trying to incorporate the site’s video library into LinkedIn’s other products. Here’s LinkedIn’s vision: The company knows what jobs are available, what skills are needed to qualify for those jobs, and then which online classes candidates will need to acquire those skills. It can, theoretically, provide the necessary training for each job opening on LinkedIn. The challenge, though, is in line with Weiner’s original point: The value of four-year degrees is often higher than simply acquiring one-off skills. So could LinkedIn offer certificates for online classes? Or even a LinkedIn degree?

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