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Tear the Paper Ceiling Sizzle | Transforming Hiring & Diversifying Talent

Over 70 million workers in the U.S. are STARs, workers Skilled Through Alternative Routes. STARs make up 50% of the U.S. workforce and have developed valuable skills through community college, workforce training, bootcamps, certificate programs, military service, or on-the-job learning, rather than through a bachelor’s degree. STARs face a “paper ceiling” – the invisible barrier that comes at every turn for workers without a bachelor's degree. Lack of alumni networks, biased algorithms, degree screens, stereotypes, and misperceptions all contribute to the paper ceiling, creating barriers to upward economic mobility for STARs, even though they have demonstrated skills for higher-wage work. It’s time to tear the paper ceiling and see the world beyond it. STARs are all around us. It’s time to let them shine. Learn more at Subscribe for Ad Council’s latest PSAs: The Ad Council is where creativity and causes converge. We bring together the most creative minds in advertising, media, technology and marketing to address many of the nation’s most important causes. We’ve created many of the most iconic campaigns in advertising history in order to raise awareness, inspire action and save lives. Visit our website: Visit Ad Council’s Official Blog: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram:

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