America Succeeds is a national nonprofit that elevates America’s business voice for the dramatic improvement of public education. They’ve been studying the #FutureOfWork and recently released Age of Agility: Education Pathways for the Future of Work.
Report highlights include:
What does it mean for employment? The response to this challenge must be a societal one that resets expectations about employment and embraces a new mindset for what it means to be employable, which has as much to do with adaptive interpersonal behavior as it does interacting with technology in the workplace.
Deloitte explains it this way:
The report includes four well crafted profiles of future workers. They stress the importance of taking initiative, managing projects, and continuous learning.
Executive Director Tim Taylor said the report was designed to be peddle in the water. He’s seeing interesting ripples and starting to have community conversations about the implications.
In the Age of Agility, America Succeeds calls for:
Community conversations: A call to action to establish education policies--funding, human capital, access to information, quality options, credentialin.-- that better align the knowledge, skills, and behaviors taught by the education system with the actual needs of the local and global workforce.
America Succeeds launched AgeOfAgility.org to provide information and share success stories. The site and report are short on the need to develop entrepreneurship but they are the best call to action for business to date. The site suggests that business and civic leaders support community conversations that set education policies for learning outcomes, credentialing, funding, human capital, and quality options. The report urges strategic partnerships with K-12 and HigherEd to inform their offerings, improve alignment, and provide resources that optimize learning.
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