Michael Prebil

Program Associate, Center on Education & Skills

Michael Prebil is a program associate with the Center on Education & 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

Teach Cybersecurity with Apprenticeship Instead

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

How Do We Pay for It? Innovative Approaches to Financing Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship at scale requires resources all employers can use - and tax credits won't cut it. The UK's new plan may be a good reference.

Started From the Bottom—and Still Here

Bad schools indebt students and don't improve social mobility. Mobility Report Cards make them easier to find - the rest is accountability.

Executive order on HBCUs launches Trump's "New Deal for Black America"

The public should keep a close eye on magic bullet solutions for HBCU funding troubles.

The Effervescent Optimism of Private Loan Refinancing

SoFi went for broke with a second Super Bowl ad. So what do they actually do?

Survey says: Americans still not sure where they stand on higher ed

Two pre-election opinion polls show political divides in higher ed policy.

Reconnecting opportunity youth through work-based learning

An OECD report debuted at New America explores strategies for building shared success for at-risk youth and their employers.

Making apprenticeship work for businesses

A new Dept. of Commerce report shows how - and how much - apprenticeships can help the employers who sponsor them.

Getting Rad, Not Even: Universal Student Debt Write-Offs Get Results, But Not the Best Ones

Using the Federal Reserve’s 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances to look at student debt levels among American families.

New Year, New FAFSA - No More

Time was the FAFSA came out on New Year’s Day. This year, students can look forward to a little less of a holiday crunch.

Funding the School Year, All Year Long

In 2009, American students got more flexible access to Pell Grant funding. In 2011, they lost it. It's high time they get it back.