The Building Books podcast is excited to welcome Ryan Craig to the show. Ryan is the co-founder and managing director of University Ventures, an investment firm dedicated to re-imagining the future of higher education and creating pathways from education to employment. The University Ventures portfolio companies are working to make higher education more affordable, pioneering new approaches to learning, and helping employers think differently about how and where they really discover talent.
Ryan is also author of A New U: Faster and Cheaper Alternatives to College. The book addresses the fact that our society has been in a frame of mind for almost 30 years where it’s college or bust. The point of his book is to try to burst that bubble and demonstrate that we’re now seeing hundreds and thousands of alternative pathways that don’t lead to blue collar jobs only. These new pathways are leading to great first jobs in the industries of the future such as technology and healthcare.
Listen in as Glenn and Ryan discuss the difference between selective versus non-selective universities, the metrics of affordability in relation to employability, and the emergence of “last mile” training programs. This discussion is as eye opening as it is interesting, and you don’t want to miss it.