Guild’s Learning Solutions team develops new strategies for leading educational institutions and learning providers to serve working adult learners. Our team of experts helps institutions improve the learner experience, build next generation learning models, develop new programs and business models, conduct strategy and opportunity analyses, and engage in better decision making through market insights.
We offer these services to Guild’s current and future academic partners as part of our commitment to improving the student experience and creating sustainable learning models for our partner institutions.
When education institutions create an intentionally designed learner experience across the learner’s lifecycle, the return on investment manifests in improved student engagement, retention, and completion. Our Learner Experience Design team works with institutional partners to:
Map the learner journey and student experience to identify pain points and design solutions
Improve the learner process to address inequities in student success
Identify systemic and programmatic challenges within the learner experience to design whole-system solutions for institutions
Next Generation Learning
The next generation of teaching and learning models should be accessible, flexible, and clearly aligned to the skills needed for economic mobility. Our experts work with institutional partners to co-create the next generation of teaching and learning experiences designed to meet the needs of working adult learners. Specifically, we work with our partners to:
Design custom programs that are tailored to the needs of working adult learners
Assess current programs and developing roadmaps for improvement
Recommend specific program types and scalable implementation plans for new microcredentials, stackable certificates, credit for training, and other learning innovations.
Strategy and Operational Support
The most successful institutional partners have adapted to meet the needs of working adult learners. The Learning Solutions team helps institutions move beyond retro-fitting old strategies and supports and focuses on developing a holistic architecture that enables our partners to scale. This work includes:
Develop new strategies and operating models for institutions with a focus on serving working adult learners at Guild and beyond
Analyze specific opportunities for institutions to improve current operational systems and build more sustainable business models assessment
Conduct readiness assessments to help institutions prepare to serve new learners and markets
Working adult learners want to see tangible and immediate applications of their learning to work and economic mobility. This requires a more direct connection between universities, who are experts in pedagogy and learning, and employers, who understand the skills most valuable in the workplace. Guild leverages our employer insights to:
Provide analytical reports on the working adult learner market
Analyze market trends to help institutions identify current and future needs
Conduct benchmarking studies to ensure quality and share insightful practices
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The Working Adult Learner Imperative
The growing corporate trend of offering tuition support has created a boom. As a result, universities have increased opportunities to serve more working adult learners. However, the needs of working adult learners differ from those of traditional full-time students.
The Rise Prize was designed to raise awareness about student parents, and accelerate solutions that address their postsecondary success, economic mobility and well-being. We received more than 300 applications from organizations, companies institutions that are tackling their barriers, from child care to career navigation.