Uniting Education and Employment
The trend toward a gig economy has begun. Research by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 % of American workers will be independent contractors. In this video, Jodi a current LMU student and Liam, a recent Georgia Tech grad, discuss the way a hot career like UX design, has grown to be part of the service economy. And there is the skills gap.How come skills so difficult to figure out? Because new tech is consistently requiring specific additional skills that schools do not teach.
Consider – graphic designers. Until recently, graphic designers created for print. Along came the web as well as the demand grew for web site designers. Smartphones came next and demand grew for mobile designers. Designers had to keep up with new tech and new standards; and it is still changing rapidly. First designers necessary to know Flash; now designers have to know HTML5 instead. New specialties emerged such as UX specialists and data architects. It changes in a blink of an eye.Graphic arts schools have difficulty keeping up. What they teach becomes obsolete quickly. And this may not be just true for art schools – it is a fact for many colleges and universities. Sure advanced schooling teaches critical thinking – but how about REAL SKILLS?
One thing which makes a college grad employable?Part of however , higher educational facilities do not believe it is their job to instruct real world skills. If you glance at the mission statements in the top 25 business schools Just One (Carnegie Mellon University) mentions skills – another mission statements are about producing the planet an improved place and critical thinking(again, important, but..) we need to start providing a specific pathway to jobs for the young people. Students are starting to incur insane debt for his or her educational investments and then struggle to land a job.California is starting to accomplish an incredible job about this front – and it is beginning from their 115 community colleges.
All 115 California Community Colleges will provide Amazon’s Cloud Computing certificates. And lots of other real-world – real skill certificates. And I Also cannot emphasis Career Exploration enough. We are also starting to see what some have dubbed “white collar apprenticeships” even. But students must pay attention and get those real world skills soceaw experiences.At Cue Career we know associations are definitely the future to bridge that last mile from education to employment. California thinks so too. Our company is starting to see some of the associations we have been dealing with get their certificates taught inside the California College system.
Super smart. Associations are made up of employees and employers who know where their market is headed and can adapt quickly to the technologies.It is also important we make students aware of all of the resources associations have to offer. Here is the Cue Career mission.Once we bring on new student interns at Cue Career, we always ask them when they understand what an association is – Here are some of our favorites: These videos live on our YouTube Channel – The professional videos are on the Cue Career website.