'Tear the Paper Ceiling': A New Campaign Wants Companies To Ditch 4-Year Degree Requirements
Job applicants without a college degree have a much harder time getting hired—particularly in jobs with upward mobility. Opportunity@Work is trying to change that.
Various companies are already championing the campaign. Some have their own in-house training, like Accenture’s Apprenticeship Program and IBM’s free SkillsBuild program; IBM also has pledged to remove the four-year degree requirement for half of their U.S. job listings. Businesses could probably afford to eliminate requirements for even more jobs, Villota says. “But it does mean that they’re committed to raising awareness of this issue.”