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Dropping the Degree as a Hiring Requirement: Key Podcast

April 21, 2022

Last month the state of Maryland announced that it would no longer require a bachelor’s degree in the hiring process for nearly half of its jobs, joining a growing number of companies and other employers.

In this week’s episode of The Key, Inside Higher Ed’s news and analysis podcast, Bridgette Gray of the nonprofit group [email protected], which is helping Maryland identify nondegreed workers to fill jobs in several key fields, describes the market conditions that prompted the state’s decision and why equity was a primary factor behind its move.

And Brandon Busteed of Kaplan explains how colleges and universities can respond in ways that not only sustain their relevance but position them better for the coming changes in how learning is likely to happen.

Listen to this episode here, and find out more about The Key here.

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