According to Florida Chamber president Mark Wilson, there are currently 261,600 jobs looking for people with the right skills to fill them. How do we close this skills gap and meet Florida’s workforce needs? Now is the time to help more adults prepare for available jobs by finishing their postsecondary education, but adult learners face unique challenges that their first-time-in-college peers don’t. And too often returning adults face an education environment that wasn’t designed for them.

To welcome back this large cohort of motivated students, there is an opportunity to better understand these challenges in order to adapt practices and supports that help adult students finish what they started.

Please join FCAN’s Kathy McDonald, assistant director of network partnerships, and Complete Florida’s director Dr. Michelle Horton for a discussion on the common hurdles adult students face and how creative institutions are meeting the challenge. Michelle will share results from their most recent Complete Florida student survey, which highlights student perspectives on their return-to-college experiences.

In this session you will learn:

  • The challenges adult students encounter in returning to college –structural, life/work/school support needs and psycho-social
  • How creative institutions are adapting to better support adults
  • How higher education institutions, their communities and the state can work together to help more adults succeed

Event Details

Webinar: Getting to the Finish Line: Unique Postsecondary Barriers Adult Students Face

Date and Time: March 15 from 2 to 3 p.m.

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