Uniting Education and Employment
The trend toward a gig economy has started. A report by Intuit predicted that by 2020, forty percent of American workers would be independent contractors. In this video, Jodi a current LMU student and Liam, a recent Georgia Tech grad, discuss how a hot career like UX design, has grown to be part of the service economy. And there is the skills gap.Why are skills so hard to figure out? Because new tech is consistently requiring specific additional skills that schools do not teach.
Consider – graphic designers. Until recently, graphic designers designed for print. Along came the Internet as well as the demand grew for web-site designers. Smartphones came next and demand grew for mobile designers. Designers had to take care of new tech and new standards; in fact it is still changing fast. First designers required to know Flash; now designers need to know HTML5 instead. New specialties emerged including UX specialists and data architects. It changes in a blink of an eye.Graphic arts schools have difficulty keeping up. Whatever they teach becomes obsolete quickly. And this is simply not just true for art schools – it is true for most universites and colleges. Sure advanced schooling teaches critical thinking – but have you thought about REAL SKILLS?
One thing that makes a college grad employable?Part of however , higher educational facilities usually do not believe that it is their job to instruct real life skills. In the event you glance at the mission statements from the top 25 business schools Just One Single (Carnegie Mellon University) mentions skills – another mission statements are about making the planet a much better place and critical thinking(again, important, but..) we must start providing a precise pathway to jobs for that younger people. Students are beginning to incur insane debt for educational investments and after that struggle to land a job.California is beginning to do an incredible job about this front – and it is beginning from their 115 community colleges.
All 115 California Community Colleges will offer you Amazon’s Cloud Computing certificates. And a lot of other real life – real skill certificates. And I cannot emphasis Engineering Jobs enough. We are also beginning to see what some have dubbed “white collar apprenticeships” even. But students need to pay attention and acquire those real-world skills soceaw experiences.At Cue Career we know associations would be the future to bridge that last mile from education to employment. California thinks so too. We have been beginning to see a number of the associations our company is utilizing get their certificates taught within the California College system.
Super smart. Associations are comprised of employees and employers who know where their industry is headed and can adapt quickly for the new technologies.It is additionally important we make students aware of all the resources associations provide. This is the Cue Career mission.When we bring on new student interns at Cue Career, we always question them should they understand what a connection is – Here are some of our own favorites: These videos live on our YouTube Channel – The professional videos are on the Cue Career website.