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What do you think we can do to help students become ready for the future workforce?

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Full Member
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2 months ago
The Institute for the Future published its “Future Work Skills 2020”, where it identified its six drivers, or “disruptive shifts that will reshape the workforce landscape”:

extreme longevity

computational world

superstructured organizations

rise of smart machines and systems

new media ecology

globally connected world

The International Data Corporation published a white paper called “Skills requirements for tomorrow’s best jobs”. It highlights the following as some of its key skills for the future:

Communication skills

Detail oriented

Customer service oriented

Organizational skills

Problem solving

What do you think we can do to help students become ready for the future workforce?
Full Member
2 months ago
Working with students in special education means reinforcing reading, writing and math skills essential for their future. This also includes information regarding college and tech schools available in the area in which they live and in subject matter they are interested in. Reinforcing their confidence and motivation is key to their success outside of high school.
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1 month ago
Quote from pattonl
Working with students in special education means reinforcing reading, writing and math skills essential for their future. This also includes information regarding college and tech schools available in the area in which they live and in subject matter they are interested in. Reinforcing their confidence and motivation is key to their success outside of high school.

Thank you for sharing this with us.
Full Member
3 weeks ago
I think one of the best things we can do for our students is teach them about the expectations of the work place. Many students I come in to contact with, within the inner city, believe that what happens in school should be allowed to happen (i.e. not coming to class, expecting make up work after missing a good portion of classwork, etc.). And some of those brilliantly amazing young people already work but express how "unfair" the jobs expectations of them are. What if we worked harder to explain and show what the "real" world is like. A test can not do that
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4 days ago
As a Special Education Teacher, I think that the workforce should be presented to the students in various ways. Although, all subjects offered to my students are to be utilized to help them within then the workforce, I also take them to Job Fairs, do College tours, and visit worksites to expose them to the types of jobs that are readily available to them. I also, help reinforce their reading and writing skills which are extremely important.
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4 days ago
You are spot on. Our students need choices with their opportunities for careers. One path is not the answer for everyone.

Many of my students come to me with the idea that they have to go to college, but do not realize that they may not need to go or want to go to college.

Reading and writing is so important. They are struggling with this and need help. I am constantly looking for ways to help my students with these skills
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4 days ago
I think we should have programs within our schools that will help simulate the workforce. This would cost money or we could have support from local businesses, but students do not understand the full scope of accountability and good work ethics.
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2 days ago
Quote from Susan S.
I think we should have programs within our schools that will help simulate the workforce. This would cost money or we could have support from local businesses, but students do not understand the full scope of accountability and good work ethics.

I think we need to help students with writing in real world solutions. If you want to be a police officer, students need to pass a very difficult writing test. Are we doing enough to teach writing at the school levels?
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