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Jobs for the Future: 

Using Technology to Empower in the 21st Century Economy
Tess Posner
Managing Director, Samaschool
@...
Knowledge
Economy
Global
Competition +
Collaboration
Gig
Economy
Fluid Work
Arrangements
Remote
Work
Rapid
Change
Sources:...
What skills will we need to compete, to
launch companies?
Source: CapGemini
90% of jobs in the next year will require some form
of ICT skills.
STEM jobs will account for 38 percent of all
high-skill jobs created in the next three years;
they are also typically amon...
But it’s not just high skill jobs…
*Middle-skill occupations are defined as those with less than 80% of job postings that c...
Source: HR&A Advisors Report
Men outnumber women 7 to 3 in tech jobs.
Source: Anita Borg Insitiute
Just 1 in 14 tech employees in Silicon Valley
is black or Latino.
Source: Intel Report, Women and the Web 2013
Across the developing world, nearly 25% fewer
women than men have access to t...
STRATEGY 2013 (EST.) 2014% Households with broadband access
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%
Annual Household Income
Less than $30,000 ...
Inadequate access to the internet and
technology can hinder these groups from
learning the skills that are crucial to succ...
The likelihood for companies in the top quartile for racial and
ethnic diversity to outperform those in the bottom quartil...
Source: Delloitte
Women account for $4.3 trillion of total
U.S. consumer spending.
Access to information
New sources of income + jobs
Collaboration on a global scale
Online work is growing
over 22%, compared
with 3% in offline jobs.
Source: oDesk/ Elance, Intuit Report
There are over 80 online work platforms
posting millions of jobs per year in hundreds
of job categories.
Source: Global Industry Analysts
The global eLearning Market is expected
to reach $107 billion this year.
But to access these, you need:
Awareness
Digital skills
Internet literacy + access
Providing low-income people with digital
skills and access to internet-based jobs to
help them succeed in the new economy.
By bringing digital literacy and Internet-based work opportunities to disadvantaged
areas, we aim to transform communities...
In-person
training
Online
training
US Sites
Dumas, AR
Merced, CA
San Francisco, CA
East Palo Alto, CA
Quincy, CA
New York, NY
International
Nairobi, Kenya
Cu...
Impact: Skills & Wages
Over 85% of our students report experiencing significant improvement or improvement in their
compute...
International Program Results
LUCY
Samaschool Kenya student
Initial results from our
Kenya pilots show an
86% interview ra...
“I came home in 2006 with cancer. I could no
longer work and I looked and looked for a job
that fit in with working from my...
“I’m learning to use the Internet as a tool to
teach myself new skills.”
Kristen, 40 

40, Merced, CA
“This course stretched me a lot...stretched me
mentally...it made me really think about some
stuff and really discipline my...
Growth Plan: 2015-2017
We aim to help 25,000
people succeed in the digital
economy and move out of
poverty by 2017.
Number...
Give work
Hire or provide an
internship to a
Samaschool grad
Three ways to get involved:
Invest in leaders
Mentor a studen...
Body text.
Body text.
Main Title
Secondary title
Caption
Ved Photo
samaschool.org
@_samaschool
info@samaschool.org
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There are trends that are significantly impacting work and the economy. The pace of change is increasing and the skills we need to be successful in the new economy are evolving. Unfortunately, if we continue with some of the current trends, some people stand to benefit from the way that work is evolving, and others could be excluded. Read more about the future of work trends and how technology can be an equalizer and begin to present new opportunities for those that are excluded.

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Jobs for the Future: Using Technology to Empower in the 21st Century Economy

  1. 1. Jobs for the Future: 
 Using Technology to Empower in the 21st Century Economy Tess Posner Managing Director, Samaschool @tessposner @_samaschool
  2. 2. Knowledge Economy Global Competition + Collaboration Gig Economy Fluid Work Arrangements Remote Work Rapid Change Sources: RAND, DOL, Future of Work, Jacob Morgan Globalization Technology Recession Demographics Trends Shaping the Future of Work
  3. 3. What skills will we need to compete, to launch companies?
  4. 4. Source: CapGemini 90% of jobs in the next year will require some form of ICT skills.
  5. 5. STEM jobs will account for 38 percent of all high-skill jobs created in the next three years; they are also typically among the highest paid. Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Intl, 2014
  6. 6. But it’s not just high skill jobs… *Middle-skill occupations are defined as those with less than 80% of job postings that call for a bachelor’s degree, and those with a median hourly wage above that of the national living wage. Of the nearly 7.9 million middle-skill* jobs available today, 6.2 million, 78%, require ICT skills.
  7. 7. Source: HR&A Advisors Report Men outnumber women 7 to 3 in tech jobs.
  8. 8. Source: Anita Borg Insitiute Just 1 in 14 tech employees in Silicon Valley is black or Latino.
  9. 9. Source: Intel Report, Women and the Web 2013 Across the developing world, nearly 25% fewer women than men have access to the Internet, and the gender gap is up to 45% in regions like sub-Saharan Africa.
  10. 10. STRATEGY 2013 (EST.) 2014% Households with broadband access 0% 25% 50% 75% 100% Annual Household Income Less than $30,000 $30,000-$50,000 $50,000-$75,000 Internet access and usage is significantly lower in poor households. Source: Pew Internet Project
  11. 11. Inadequate access to the internet and technology can hinder these groups from learning the skills that are crucial to success.
  12. 12. The likelihood for companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity to outperform those in the bottom quartile: Diversity is good for business Gender-diverse companies Ethnically diverse companies Source: McKinsey 15% 35%
  13. 13. Source: Delloitte Women account for $4.3 trillion of total U.S. consumer spending.
  14. 14. Access to information New sources of income + jobs Collaboration on a global scale
  15. 15. Online work is growing over 22%, compared with 3% in offline jobs. Source: oDesk/ Elance, Intuit Report
  16. 16. There are over 80 online work platforms posting millions of jobs per year in hundreds of job categories.
  17. 17. Source: Global Industry Analysts The global eLearning Market is expected to reach $107 billion this year.
  18. 18. But to access these, you need: Awareness Digital skills Internet literacy + access
  19. 19. Providing low-income people with digital skills and access to internet-based jobs to help them succeed in the new economy.
  20. 20. By bringing digital literacy and Internet-based work opportunities to disadvantaged areas, we aim to transform communities across the nation through technology. Business & Personal Blogging Customer Service Virtual Assistant Data Entry So skills Entrepreneurship Financial Literacy Laptop scholarships for students Employer + tech partners Access + ExposureDigital Work ReadinessMarketable Skills + + Our Model
  21. 21. In-person training Online training
  22. 22. US Sites Dumas, AR Merced, CA San Francisco, CA East Palo Alto, CA Quincy, CA New York, NY International Nairobi, Kenya Current Operations
  23. 23. Impact: Skills & Wages Over 85% of our students report experiencing significant improvement or improvement in their computer literacy, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and professional communication skills. Increase in starting wages compared to most recent jobs Average graduate wage $12.64 27%WITHIN 10 weeks
  24. 24. International Program Results LUCY Samaschool Kenya student Initial results from our Kenya pilots show an 86% interview rate and 56% employment rate.
  25. 25. “I came home in 2006 with cancer. I could no longer work and I looked and looked for a job that fit in with working from my home, but I had no idea how to do this...this has absolutely opened up my life.” MARY, 70 Merced, CA
  26. 26. “I’m learning to use the Internet as a tool to teach myself new skills.” Kristen, 40 
 40, Merced, CA
  27. 27. “This course stretched me a lot...stretched me mentally...it made me really think about some stuff and really discipline myself.” STACY, 38 Single mom, Arkansas
  28. 28. Growth Plan: 2015-2017 We aim to help 25,000 people succeed in the digital economy and move out of poverty by 2017. Number of Samaschool students: 2015-2017 2015 2016 2017 1,500 students 5,000 students 25,000 students
  29. 29. Give work Hire or provide an internship to a Samaschool grad Three ways to get involved: Invest in leaders Mentor a student Reach more Partner with us to grow the ecosystem
  30. 30. Body text. Body text. Main Title Secondary title Caption Ved Photo samaschool.org @_samaschool info@samaschool.org

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