Minding the Gap with Ryan Craig

Minding the Gap with Ryan Craig

A New U

Ryan Craig is a Managing Director at Achieve Partners. Ryan’s commentary on where the puck is going in higher education regularly appears in the Gap LetterForbesTechCrunchInside Higher EducationFortuneHR Dive, and VentureBeat, among others. He is the author of A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College, which describes the critical importance of last-mile training and the emergence of bootcamps, income share programs, staffing, and apprenticeship models as preferred pathways to good first digital jobs.

Ryan returns to the podcast to join host Mike Palmer in a conversation about recent trends in the evolving post-secondary job ecosystem based on recent editions of the Gap Letter. How does Don’t Look Up relate to the need for more STEM leaders in Higher Ed? What drives the investment calculus for Achieve Partners and how does that relate to changes in Higher Ed? And what’s new and emerging in crypto and skills-based education that has Ryan’s wheels turning? Listen in to find out all of this and more.

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Episode References



Craig, R., & Blue, A. (2018). A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College. BenBella Books.

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