FutureMakers Partner Spotlight:
Upcoming FutureMakers Events
FCAN Presents: Country Roads Take Me… To College: Meeting the Unique Needs of Rural Students
May 4, 2020 1:00 PM
FutureMakers Success Series: Virtual Career Panel
May 5, 2020
Virtual Regional Action Team Meetings
Public Viewpoint: COVID-19 Work and Education Survey
When faced with an economic crisis, Americans historically have turned to education as a way to meet the challenge and prepare for the future. But COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and work in unprecedented ways. Will we react differently this time?
An Estimated 28 Million Americans Have Cancelled Education Plans Due to Coronavirus; For Those Considering Enrolling Soon, the Majority are Looking at Non-degree Programs.
The Coronavirus Economic Impact Survey
The Coronavirus Economic Impact Survey was designed to allow company executives to voice their concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business. The survey was also created to establish a benchmark that would be tracked over the upcoming months, with the goal of tracking the progress Southwest Florida has made as the region navigates the ongoing pandemic. The benchmark is established through six questions, labelled as the benchmark questions in the current report.
Looking for something to watch?
In the U.S., less than 50% of students who start college ever finish, making our college completion rates among the worst in the world. The acclaimed documentary UNLIKELY sheds light on this crisis, through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity. Featuring interviews with LeBron James, Howard Schultz, and our nation’s leading voices in education, UNLIKELY also highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century. Out now on digital and DVD from Apple TV, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Google Play, and other retailers.
What We Are Reading
Will the Coronavirus Forever Alter the College Experience?
The answer so far appears to be no. But some online education tools are likely to stick around.