Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education (iACTE) convention
Career, Future, Broadskilling, Technical Education
Education professionals are concerned about quality of the education our youth receive. Corporations are concerned about having a prepared, skilled workforce as we face a sweeping digital transformation. Impact metrics vary, but there are clear themes about concerns of the emerging generation of workers (“will a robot take my job?”) and skills gaps. While corporate HR leans in on innovative recruiting, “upskilling” and “reskilling” initiatives, the opportunity for students is “Broadskilling” (i.e. career awareness, entrepreneurship, soft skills, adaptability, learning to learn, and befriending technology). Let’s engage in a practical discussion based on current data and share our experiences and stories.
Busby, Richard. Broadskilling to prepare students for future work. iACTE.org presentation 13 Feb, 2020. Bloomington-Normal Marriot. Normal, Illinois