As companies seek and develop talent to fill their open roles, they’re overlooking millions of workers who lack a four-year degree but have vital foundational and technical skills gained through work experience and alternative training pathways. These individuals Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) represent a mostly untapped pool of talent for the American economy. The findings and insights from the STARs research community implications for how employers, workforce partners, and broader ecosystem support STARs through their career journeys. We share these findings and implications on this page.
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