Presentation on theme: "Tomorrows Workforce: Why Today Matters!. Approximately 60% of todays students are disconnected by the time they reach their 9 th year of education."— Presentation transcript:
Tomorrows Workforce: Why Today Matters!
Approximately 60% of todays students are disconnected by the time they reach their 9 th year of education.
Approximately 30% of todays freshman will not graduate from high school.
Approximately 43% of graduates are deficient in the necessary skills for success.
Approximately 50% of college freshman drop out before their second year.
Objective 1: FOR SUCCESS
What skills do they need?
Gap analysis: potential vs actual
Objective 2: Why are our young people so inadequately prepared?!
Root Cause Analysis FACTOR
Objective 3: Tools and Strategies
Business has the capacity to help solve the problem by partnering with education and community leaders to create opportunities for young people to practice the skills they need to be successful. Bill Shore, Director U.S. Community Partners GlaxoSmithKline
Internships can be that opportunity that gives students a chance to cultivate applied skills needed in the workplace and to understand how learning connects to careers or to solving real-world problems. Ken Kay, President Partnership for 21 st Century Skills
School of Applied Skills Education should be empowering. It should point us to our strengths, our capacity. That is what every parent wants for their child: to be encouraged, challenged, to get along with others, and to have enough opportunities in a variety of settings to find their way to success.. Carolyn King Richmond,President and CEO MicroSociety
We need to create independent, self-motivated learners who have developed strong basic skills and higher level of thinking that are able to transfer ideas and emphasize concepts. We need to create leaders. Wilson Hughes, VP J&J
So many parents dont know what is out there for their child and what the expectations are, so they are dropping the ball when it comes to career and college planning. Brian Justin, CEO Optical Inc.