Business & Economy
Companies are complaining about the skills gap. Here’s how we get closer to solving it. (Huffington Post)
For most of us, the traditional notion of the “American Dream” – and what it symbolizes in countries around the world – begins with hard work and education and leads to opportunity and a flourishing future. However, in our ever-evolving global economy, the opportunities my generation had are so much more elusive for today’s college-age students and young professionals, many of whom are saddled with debt and ill-equipped to launch careers to set themselves up for a successful future.
Together, EI and the Education Commission have highlighted the following seven key areas where the report supports and addresses the needs of teachers:
Over the last 15 years, the number of students worldwide has increased by some 243 million, a reflection of governments’ commitment to expanding access to education.
Half of today’s jobs will be automated by 2050. HALF. Read more from the conversation on Medium’s Bright blog.
Today’s invisible victims are refugee children holed up in tents, shacks and hovels who will never enjoy a first day at school; they are the millions of nine to 12-year-olds condemned to child labor and the millions of young girls destined for child marriage and denied an education simply because of their gender.