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Janna Bastow - As Head of Product at BraveNewTalent, Janna is passionate about using new technologies to solve old problems.

Janna Bastow - As Head of Product at BraveNewTalent, Janna is passionate about using new technologies to solve old problems.

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  • Of all the world's resources, talent is the most wasted. We believe that technology provides a new way to identify talent and develop people. We're building the technology for this.Case in point: Product Manager
  • The growing gap between what employers are looking for and what educational institutions are preparing us for.Of all the world's resources, talent is the most wasted. We believe that technology provides a new way to identify talent and develop people. We're building the technology for this.Case in point: Product Manager
  • Not exposing people to the world of work.Very little in the way of specialisation, and certainly not much in the way of customisationNo transparency or influence from future employers.No employer > student exposures
  • Not exposing people to the world of work.Very little in the way of specialisation, and certainly not much in the way of customisationNo transparency or influence from future employers.No employer > student exposures
  • Knowledge work, not industrial work. Certainly not repetition. It’s problem identification and solving. The answer is not in the back of the book.Working on a team – not one slapped together by a teacher, but a set of people put together with distinct skills and roles, with each person delivering their part.
  • Yes.The problem is exasperated in developing countries such as India and China. More graduates are being churned out with, theoretically, a similar knowledge base as the western world, but the skills gap is even wider. While they have the papers and certifications to join the world in knowledge work, they aren’t being prepared to work on an international scale, a critical factor for success.
  • Something like half of the job titles that today’s high school students will have in the future haven’t been defined yet.Product manager.Data scientist, biomedical engineer etc. Beyond that? Who knows.Curriculums are out of date, and for some key technical courses, this can impact the quality of graduates hugely. We’re not being prepared for the jobs of the future.PHP example.
  • Distance learning. And self-administration.
  • Facebook finds large batches of candidates and puts them through a 6 week training course.
  • Austism spectrum disordersChicago based, modeled after Specialisterne in DenmarkHigh paying jobs in quality assurance. Make use of skills – high level of concentration, attention to detail.Manage the employees, socialise and train them.Employers are finding the benefit in having people specifically suited for the job, and are willing to go to lengths for the right candidate.
  • We’re human, and all have basic desires to learn and improve.
  • We are social beings! People are good at sharing. They do it all the time on facebook. A lot of energy is put in to Facebook every day by the digital generation. With the right tools, this can be turned into productive time, helping people improve their careers outside of their education path.Mapping the global talent community = matchingInsight into careers far beyond what any educational institution
  • Imagine everyone in the world had access to the same education as we have in the Western world. Imagine that we were able to better connect everyone, allowing them to teach and learn at a pace that’s comfortable with them

Solving education problems the social way Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Janna Bastow @simplybastow
  • 2. Who am I?• Head of Product at BraveNewTalent• We have a vision: Close the gap between education, recruitment and the world of work. 2
  • 3. What is this skills gap? industry innovation the skills gap education innovation 3
  • 4. What’s wrong witheducation? • Made for mass production • Information regurgitation • Grouped by age, not ability or interest. • No input from future employers • No exposure to world of work 4
  • 5. What’s wrong witheducation? 5
  • 6. What’s this world of work?• Knowledge work• Team work and collaboration• Fitting in with a company culture• Progressing with a career 6
  • 7. Is this a global thing? 7
  • 8. How can education keep up?• All new job titles are being created• Curriculums are out of dateTraditional education system can’t keep up. 8
  • 9. Case Study: Khan Academy• Providing free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.• Video access to a huge library of learning material and assessment tools.• Self administered learning 9
  • 10. Case Study: Facebook• Provides intense on the job training, called Bootcamp• Language agnostic, places the employee based on skills/interests.• Employer led learning 10
  • 11. Case Study: Aspiritech• Turns Aspergers/austism into specialized jobs in QA• On the job training and life coaching• Custom tailored job opportunities 11
  • 12. How can being social help?• At each person’s core, a desire for: – Self discovery.... what am I good at? – Self improvement.... how can I be great at it? – Self actualization.... how can I carve a place in the world for me? 12
  • 13. How can being social help?• Peer-to-peer technologies open up a new world – Massive, collaborative knowledge pool – Skills and knowledge transfer – Career mapping to skills and interests 13
  • 14. Everyone is brilliant atsomething. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” ― Albert Einstein 14
  • 15. Thank you!• Tweet me: @simplybastow• Get in touch: janna@bravenewtalent.com 15