NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers' complaints that new college graduates aren't ready for the workplace have become common headlines. In a new interview, global thought leader Charles Fadel tells C.M. Rubin (founder of CMRubinWorld) that solving the problem means changing what competencies we assess in students that "would prepare them for employment."
Students are currently in education systems that need to prepare them for jobs which in many cases don't exist and for technologies that haven't been invented. The job landscape is changing dramatically with new jobs being created as others are being automated. There is a significant gap between success in school and employability skills because, notes Fadel, "current assessment systems do not reflect the demands of the labor market." Fadel believes business leaders must be more "innovative" and work with those colleges that are change leaders. "A system like Northeastern University's Department of Cooperative Education and Career Development, in which students alternate semesters of study and full-time work in their chosen field, is a great example of the type of partnership that can exist and complement existing education," says Fadel, who also notes that "apprenticeships have been the norm and provide a trained pipeline to industries" in Germanic countries.
Read the full article here
Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader, futurist and inventor, and founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign. He has worked with education systems and institutions in more than thirty countries. He was formerly Global Education Lead at Cisco Systems, and holds a BSEE, an MBA, and five patents. He is the author of Four-Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed.
CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today's top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.
For more information on CMRubinWorld
Follow @CMRubinWorld on Twitter
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/employers-and-educators-must-collaborate-to-prepare-students-for-jobs-that-dont-yet-exist-300430811.html