Episode 27 - The Future of Work Meets Higher Education

Employers have chronic difficulties in filling jobs, but millions of Americans are simultaneously unemployed. Professor Joseph Fuller is very familiar with this paradox. In this episode, Dr. Jason Altmire talks with Professor Fuller about the strategies that academic institutions and employers must take to address the skills gap today.
Joseph Fuller is the Professor of Management Practice and General Management at the Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Co-Director of the project on Managing the Future of Work at HBS. Professor Fuller discusses the role of community colleges in easing the skills gap. Are they indeed the obvious answer to the problem? He also shares that for-profits do have a role in filling the skills gap and that community colleges can learn from their successes.
Joseph Fuller