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million. WAVE piloted an innovative career readiness program
across a selection of tertiary institutions (universities and polytechnics) in partnership with employers and the state government
Working alongside WAVE was an audacious project called
Ready.Set.Work, which bridged the education-to-employment
system by training 450 youth in 2016, and then 2,000 the following
year, in employability and entrepreneurship skills. The program
connected participants to employment and entrepreneurship
opportunities post-training. WAVE developed and delivered the
employability curriculum in partnership with employers and delivered it through the existing university system.
Having young professionals from different industries teach
the classes made the content even more engaging and relevant,
and further contributed to breaking down the traditional boundaries existing between higher education and the labor market.
Sponsoring companies that had committed their employees' time
to volunteer to teach also provided internships, paid for by the
government for three months, to graduating students.

Creating an Inclusive System
No one comes to the talent development discussion with more
credibility and respect than educators. They have the expertise and experience to implement systemic change, and their

continued efforts to work within their own ecosystems and partner with other organizations is crucial.
Many people stand to gain from a more inclusive, outcomesdriven higher education system. Many more people stand to lose
if the world's higher education institutions fall into irrelevance or,
worse yet, disdain, because they fail to meet the needs of a wide
swath of our society. It's time to consider ambitious solutions on
an ambitious scale. n
BYRON AUGUSTE is CEO and cofounder of Opportunity@Work.
KARAN CHOPRA is executive vice president and cofounder of
Opportunity@Work, as well as cofounder of West Africa Vocational
Education (WAVE). Don't miss "Quick Questions" with Auguste and
Chopra on page 16.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Opportunity@Work
www.Opportunityatwork.org
Arizona State University
www.asu.edu
College for America
www.collegeforamerica.org/about-college-for-america/
West Africa Vocational Education
www.waveacademies.org

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From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: China
Quick Questions
Feature: Global Citizenship 2.0: Supporting a New Breed of Stewards to Confront a Changing Reality
Feature: Lifelong Learning: Higher Education for a World of Speed and Scale
Feature: Internationalization Best Practices: Lessons Learned
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
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In Focus
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