Matching Workforce Demands to What We Teach in Our Schools


Take a look at the slide below and begin to think about what you notice.

What do you observe? What do you see?

You might notice that this document hasn’t been updated since 2010, though you can probably hypothesize based on the trends how those trends will continue.

You might notice that, in 1960, everything was situated or organized around that 50-point mark in terms of tasks. Then you start to see emergence.

So, what can we hypothesize happened in the mid-1970s that began pushing the workforce into other territories?

Two things to consider are the emergence of technology and of computers and automation that began to show up in the early 1970s and 1980s. As that transpired, the world of work massively shifted and changed due to the skills, behaviors, and training that were now required.

This is where we take our nod as a PK-12 school, looking toward the workforce and what the workforce demands, but we’re also starting to deal with the realities of our local environments as well.

We’re in 2023. Particularly post-pandemic, the workforce has shifted. Now we have a hybrid model; are you in the office? Are you working remotely?

How are we preparing kids for not only a workforce transition, but a dramatic lifestyle transition?

Consider that question and leave your comment below.

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