Group Seeks to Align Curricula With Skills Needed in High-Demand Fields

For years, employers have complained of a shortage of applicants with the specialized skills they need. Community colleges have tried to oblige by wading through an alphabet soup of industry certifications to figure out exactly what those skills are.

A new, nationwide consortium is trying to narrow the gap between the skills companies need and those students are learning with five new training programs that colleges will soon be able to customize and replicate.

Geared toward