Developing Employable Skills: Assessing the Needs of First-Generation Students
First-generation college students are a growing, yet under-studied, population for higher education. The 2015 Project CEO benchmarking study identified 27% of respondents as first-generation students. Data from the first-generation group indicated lower skill attainment in co-curricular experiences when compared to non-first-generation responses. What does this mean for the ways we support first-generation student needs in relation to developing employable skills? Utilizing Project CEO data, this webinar examines the specific needs of first-generation students with relation to their perceptions on their ability to attain skills in experiences outside of the classroom. Additionally, The University of Texas at El Paso, an institution with 51% of their student population identifying as first-generation, joins us to discuss their Quality Enhancement Plan which focuses on Student Engagement and Professional Preparation.
Associate Vice President for Divisional Operations and Strategic Initiatives
The University of Texas at El Paso
Consultant, Campus Success