Building Cathedrals of Learning with Brandon Busteed

How can higher education evolve to better prepare graduates for the rapidly transforming world of work? On this episode, host Mike Palmer talks with Brandon Busteed, the newly appointed CEO of BrandEd, about the future of colleges and universities in bridging the gaps between education and career readiness.

They discuss today’s challenges facing higher ed, including rising costs, student debt, doubts about graduate preparedness, and political polarization. Brandon explains how BrandEd’s model focuses on more relevant, experiential education through partnerships with iconic brands like Sotheby’s, New York Times, and Condé Nast. He shares how this approach can provide uniquely transformative learning focused on work-integrated opportunities.

Exploring the future of work disruption, Brandon stresses the importance of constant learning and upskilling. He talks about the need for more long-term “cathedral building” in education focused on fundamentals, despite rapid change, and the blurring of distinctions between learning and work environments.

Tune in for an insightful discussion on how higher education can evolve to better connect students to rapidly changing workplace needs and support lifelong skill development.

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