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Preparing Students for the Rapidly Changing World of Work

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Presented by Jane Oates of Working Nation to the New Jersey Council of County Vocational Technical Schools Summer 2019 Meeting.

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Preparing Students for the Rapidly Changing World of Work

  1. 1. Preparing Students for the Rapidly Changing World of Work NJCCVTS Summer Meeting July 25, 2019 JaneOates@WorkingNation.com
  2. 2. Technology is Changing All Jobs… ● 25% of US jobs (36 million jobs) will face high exposure to automation in the next 3 years (Brookings Institute) ● Every job will be impacted by technology ● Routine, predictable physical and cognitive tasks are the most vulnerable to complete automation ● Competencies vs. Degrees
  3. 3. ..At Unprecedented Speed • Between June, 2016 and June, 2018 the number of job postings with Artificial Intelligence or ‘Machine Learning” increased by 100% (Indeed) • In 2018 87% of all data had been created in the last two years ( National Academy of Sciences) • “The pace of change has never been this fast and it will never be this slow again..” President Trudeau, WEF 2018
  4. 4. What’s Driving the Changes ? ● Globalization ● Technology across sectors ● Adoption of AI ● Disconnected Education ● Shedding and Creation of new jobs ● A talent shortage
  5. 5. Where are the New Jobs? • Cybersecurity • Healthcare • Artificial Intelligence • Software Developer • Cloud and Machine Learning • Java Developer /Python Developer (front end, full stack) • Data Analytics
  6. 6. Entrepreneurial Skills 21st Century Student Skills • To be College and Career ready all students need Academic Skills Technical Skills Personal Skills Employability Skills
  7. 7. The New Education Industry led and driven Competency-Based Uses technology as a tool to intensify and accelerate learning Driven by project based learning Experiential learning opportunities Accelerate time to degree Stackable credentials
  8. 8. Humanics Critical Thinking Systems Thinking (understand-navigate-work effectively in complex systems) Entrepreneurship Cultural Agility Joseph Aoun, Robot Proof, 2017
  9. 9. The New Normal Academics Technical Skills High School Life Students Career and Technical Academy Parents Industry County Colleges Colleges and Universities
  10. 10. What are the right measures ? • Pathways to post-secondary • Relevant credentials • Dual enrollment • Depth of employer partnerships • Mentoring • Work-based learning
  11. 11. What’s next ● Digitalization ● More Career Exploration ● Increased concurrent earning opportunities ● More opportunities for CTE teachers ● Team teaching with business ● Competitions run by industry ● More information, more data, more data analytics….
  12. 12. Thank you. • JaneOates@WorkingNation.com • WorkingNation.com

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