An FWE Webinar on October 19th Will Focus on Approaches to Building a Future Workforce
What’s the real purpose of a high school education? Do “college-ready” and “career-ready” mean different things? What can we learn from nations such as Singapore, which has invested in a comprehensive system for constant upskilling and reskilling? What do new workplace technologies imply for the way we educate community college students?
These and related questions are the focus of the upcoming FEW webinar “Building a Future Workforce: Who is Getting It Right?”, which will take place on October 19th from 9:30am – 11:00am EST.
The event – the latest in an ongoing FWE series about education and the 21st century workforce – will feature:
- Moderator Susan Sclafani, former Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education at US ED
- Robert Schwartz, Senior Advisor to the Harvard Project on Workforce and co-author of Learning for Careers
- Maria Cormier, Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
- Wallace Lim, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department, Tamasek Polytechnic, Singapore, and former Senior Assistant Director of the Singapore Ministry of Health’s Skills Future Division
- Anne M. Kress, President, Northern Virginia Community College, and Co-Chair of the Virginia Community College System’s Opportunity 2027 Strategic Plan Task Force
More information about the webinar can be found on the event page. To join and participate on Zoom please find the link to the registration page additionally you can watch on Facebook or YouTube (which will also be embedded on the event page) and requires no registration.
Also be sure to check out the story and video from the most recent FEW webinar focused on new analyses of the Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the world’s largest skills assessment of adults, that suggest that skills development, rather than educational attainment, is key to preparing a 21st-century work force.