Presenter Dr. Kevin Fleming spoke to Elk Grove Unified and Sac City Unified teachers and parents about how to balance preparing students for both higher education and the workforce. His presentation: “(Re)Defining the Goal, Providing True Career Readiness” was captured by SECC and will be available exclusively for cable playback.
Viewers of the program will learn:
- Understand the balance between education and our workforce.
- Understand how a university degree does not necessarily prepare a person for employment.
- With the evolving world and in today’s highly technical-based economy, the university degree is no longer a guaranteed path towards financial success as it was for previous generations. Education alone does not guarantee one’s income level.
- In 2018, Harvard University predicts only 33% of all jobs will require a four-year degree or more, while the overwhelming majority will be middle-skilled jobs requiring technical skills and training at the credential or Associate’s Degree level.
- The claim that someone will make more money with an increased amount of education is not necessarily accurate, it’s just incomplete.
- Understand the “college for all” phrase has been a part of the current education reform movement and is often interpreted as “university for all.” This should be broadened to “a post-high school credential for all.”
About Dr. Kevin Fleming: As the Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education, Kevin provides leadership and support to over 40 CTE programs and workforce training initiatives impacting thousands of students annually. He is a well-known author and, as the Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Supply Chain Technology Education, he manages the research, strategic direction, and community college collaborations with partners in 19 key states and his team developed the first free, interactive eTexbook.
Student Success in the New Economy will premiere on Comcast 16 at the following times:
- Monday, August 7 – 11:30am
- Wednesday, August 9 – 9:00am
- Friday, August 11 – 12:30pm
- Sunday, August 13 – at 3:00pm