Guttman Community College Puts “Work” at the Center of Learning By Nancy Hoffman
President Scott Evenbeck
Higher education is supposed to lead to upward mobility. But mobility data suggests that even with a degree those who are born poor, of color, who choose the wrong major, or all three, struggle in the labor market. Guttman Community College, the first new college at CUNY in 40 years, puts career development and learning about work at the center of the curriculum. Students take three courses the first year: Statistics, City Seminar, and Ethnographies of Work (EOW). EOW, a liberal arts course, addresses the world of work in intellectually challenging and respectful ways, making learning about work and the labor market both an academic and experiential endeavor. #
Kudos to Guttman President Dr. Scott Evenbeck for the innovative new programs at Guttman.