August 10, 2022

Vote for Cengage Group’s SXSW EDU 2023 Panels

SXSW Panel Voting

The SXSW EDU Conference & Festival, happening March 6-9, 2023, brings together the education industry to foster innovation and learning. This four-day event offers participants:

  • Compelling sessions
  • In-depth workshops
  • Engaging learning experiences
  • Mentorship
  • Film screenings
  • Future-focused competitions
  • An expo
  • Networking opportunities

At SXSW EDU 2023, participants can collaborate with a worldwide community of education professionals and build relationships with teachers, non-profits and tech companies who all have a vested interest in improving the learning landscape. Together, as a community, we’ll share ideas about how we can strengthen education.


Working Together to Find Innovative Ways to Close the Skills Gap

It’s no secret that the skills gap that currently exists in the United States is fueling employers’ talent crises and threatening business growth and sustainability. As a global education provider, Cengage Group is committed to providing online access to course content and activities to help close the skills gap and provide learners with needed workforce skills. Our online resources help accelerate and improve learning.

Now, more than ever, educational technology and online skills-based learning tools provide more people, especially those looking to make a career change or take on a new position, with the access and flexibility to learn a variety of skills. However, we’re not going to close the skills gap overnight and we’re not going to do it alone. It’s a major hurdle that will require deep investments and innovative ways of skilling and working. Cengage Group is here to be the driving force in making these changes for learners of all kinds.


Cast Your Vote for SXSW EDU 2023 Panels by August 21

Cengage Group, along with other leaders in online learning and workforce skills, has two panels under consideration for SXSW EDU 2023. Your vote for each panel helps ensure that these important discussions continue within the worldwide education community at this important event. After reading the descriptions, please click on the panel titles to be redirected to SXSW’s Panel Picker site to vote. Voting is open through the end of the day on August 21, 2022.




Online Backlash: Bad Policy Holds Students Back

Today, 65% of jobs require some education beyond high school. In the U.S. 62% of working age adults do not have a degree. Together, these numbers illustrate why we have a skills gap; we need to help more Americans upskill to find sustainable employment. This demands coordination among education providers, employers and policy makers. Unfortunately, current policy proposals undermine potential solutions like online learning which could help quickly expand education access to millions of learners.



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Skills-based Hiring: How to Move Beyond the Buzz

Currently there are double the number of open jobs as people to fill them. Two-thirds of employers are struggling to find talent. Skills-based hiring can unlock opportunity for qualified candidates and help close labor gaps. But adopting new hiring practices requires a broad shift in mindset; the majority of employers require degrees for entry-level roles, even though only 38% of U.S. adults have a degree. Hear from those studying the labor market and those trying to make it more equitable.



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