Murray State Theses and Dissertations


Formal education in the United States starts at five or six years old. Once formal education begins, it guides children into their working life as an adult. P through 20’s (P-20) process of starting educational structure early in the life of a child and guiding the skill development for young adults is critical when considering the skill gap current employees are facing. Skill development is a cost to many organizations and there are many opportunities for skill development in K-12 or post-secondary education. Learning how to better prepare the next generation of workers will provide higher skilled workers. Organizations are providing skill development in the workforce to continue to develop skills in the workplace.

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Skill development, P-20 education, human resources

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Dissertation Committee Chair

Terence L. Holmes

Committee Member

Teresa Clark

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Chris Wooldridge

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