Michael Prebil

Program Associate, Center on Education and Skills

Michael Prebil is a program associate with the Center on Education and Skills at New America (CESNA), having joined the Education Policy program in September 2016 as an intern with CESNA and the Higher Education team. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and foreign language from McGill University in Montreal, and has completed a graduate certificate program in international relations at the School for Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining New America, he worked with his hands, in the for-profit education sector, and in public health research. He studies workforce development strategies and learning models that address employers' needs for capable and flexible lifelong learners in a globalized and rapidly automating economy.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Eight Recommendations for Connecting Apprenticeship and Higher Education

To make the most of apprenticeship, policymakers must make it part of—not an "alternative" to—higher education.


EDUCATION POLICY
The “Innovation” Trap in the PROSPER Act

This third post in our series on Rep. Foxx's new HEA bill analyzes "innovation" policies under the proposal.


EDUCATION POLICY
A Not-So-Simple Simplification in the PROSPER Act

This second post in our series on Rep. Foxx's new HEA bill analyzes financial aid policies under the proposal.


EDUCATION POLICY
Holding the PROSPER Act Accountable

This first post in our series on Rep. Foxx's new HEA bill analyzes accountability under the proposal.


EDUCATION POLICY
Come What May: Embedding Tech Skills for the Future of Work

Some embedded industry credentials can head off the employment perils of cyclicality, automation, and obsolescence.


EDUCATION POLICY
Connecting Credentials Releases Five New Workgroup Reports

CESNA co-led a Connecting Credentials workgroup organized around the charge of "Making 'All Learning Counts' a Reality."


EDUCATION POLICY
Better Together: Embedding Certifications to Support Adult Learners

A supply chain management program at Broward College shows how multi-credential pathways can help adult students land a better job.


EDUCATION POLICY
Perkins CTE: Better with Apprenticeship

Perkins reauthorization creates an opportunity for Congress to bring apprenticeship and CTE closer together. Let’s hope they don’t miss it.


EDUCATION POLICY
Fresh Ideas for Growing Apprenticeship

Wherever the White House’s pronouncements on apprenticeship take us, bipartisan policy will help make apprenticeships work.


EDUCATION POLICY
The Biggest Losers in FY 2018 Higher Ed Budget Request

The Trump administration today released its full 2018 budget request to Congress -- and it has particularly harsh implications for students.


EDUCATION POLICY
Apprenticeship Forward: Building a New American Tradition

Apprenticeship can address some of American society's deepest-seated problems. It's time to make the most of the buzz.


EDUCATION POLICY
Teach Cybersecurity with Apprenticeship Instead

Cybersecurity apprenticeships can fix the industry's desperate labor shortages and make the case for expanding apprenticeship elsewhere.