Job Schedules & Higher Education Audio Conference

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Nearly three quarters of the close to 20 million higher education students have jobs as well. Among the student workers, nearly 20 percent work full-time, year-round. For students, unpredictable job schedules can compromise access and success in higher education. The proposed federal “Schedules That Work Act” includes special protections for working students so they can better synchronize their work and school schedules. Some working students also have an additional responsibility as parents: according to the Institute for Women Policy Research (IWPR) more than one quarter (26 percent) of all undergraduate students—4.8 million students—are raising dependent children.

A forthcoming Young Invincibles analysis of young parents will look at how they manage the clock and their competing schedules. All student-workers need not only time to study, but also schedules that allow them to complete courses that are essential for graduation. Learn how one college system provides course stability to enable employment and how one employer provides work flexibility to enable educational attainment.

Speakers included:

  • Liz Ben-Ishai, CLASP 
  • Konrad Mugglestone, Young Invincibles 
  • Carol Puryear, Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology 
  • Traci Tapani, Wyoming Machine, Inc.