Building Competencies for Careers:
Preparing Students for Twenty-First-Century Jobs
As the nation’s labor market continues to grow and adapt to a changing world, so must experiences students have in the nation’s schools. However, many of today’s schools still rely on an outdated model in which teachers lecture from the front of the classroom and students sit passively in rows of desks. Truly innovative schools teach students how to apply content knowledge learned in the classroom to real-world situations while helping them develop the critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and other deeper learning skills that today’s jobs demand.
This webinar, cohosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, Center on Education Policy (CEP), and Council for a Strong America, features new research from CEP on the most valuable skills and competencies required for more than 300 occupations nationwide. It also examines the role that external partners, including business, higher education, and community organizations, can play in helping students develop expertise in the field to supplement the academic content and learning that takes place in schools.
Panelists answered questions submitted by the online audience.
Maria Ferguson, Executive Director, Center on Education Policy
General Mike Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wings of Eagles Discovery Center
Sam Whiting, Director of Global Corporate Citizenship, Boeing
Jason Amos, Vice President of Communications, Alliance for Excellent Education
View the Webinar, report, and supporting materials at here