Aging Services

Repositioning the Traditional Gerontology Portfolio

Topics: Community College, Industry Partnerships, Academic Affairs, Economic Development, Administration and Finance, Customized Training, Program Market Research

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Executive Summary

Anticipating the Workforce Needs of the Next Decade

Volume One in a Four-Part Series

The Industry Futures Series combines an analysis of employer demand signals (available through a partnership with the labor market analytics firm Burning Glass) with an examination of the social and technological disruptions shaping the next decade’s workforce. The methodology outlined below aims to identify opportunities for community colleges to launch or redesign programs that align with emerging student and employer demand.

Our Methodology for Identifying High-Demand Program Opportunities

This first volume in the Industry Futures Series explores how the Baby Boomer generation is driving demand for aging services in fields as diverse as health care, finance, and design.

Four Opportunities for Community Colleges to Do Well and Good

Demographic Demand Drivers