Still Struggling With Finding Talent? Try Casting a Wider Net

Published apr. 27, 2022

Fast Company cited the Jobs for the Future (JFF) Talent of Tomorrow Fellowship in a recent column that said employers would have better luck finding talent if they embraced skills-based hiring instead of focusing on people with college degrees and other formal credentials.

Fast Company contributor Adam Wray, the founder and CEO of AstrumU, said companies “must search for untapped pools of talent” and added, “One such source is community colleges, where roughly a quarter of the nation’s postsecondary students are enrolled. Numerous talent pipelines, such as the one built by Jobs for the Future’s latest talent initiative, can bring these traditionally overlooked but highly skilled workers directly to companies from career and technical education programs at two-year colleges.”