Friday, December 14, 2007

Are You Ready?

More Americans need to be educated. Most people agree with this assertion but have difficulty describing it specifically. Our colleague association in Maryland has posted a fabulous little video produced by Anne Arundel Community College in that state that does just that.

The 3½ minute piece puts the case forward in a visually interesting way. My favorite quotes are “The top 10 jobs in demand in 2010 didn’t even exist six years ago,” and “Today’s colleges must prepare learners for jobs that don’t even exist, and to be skilled in technologies that have not been invented yet.”

There is one assertion that may merit a fact check (it’s the Belgium, Canada, Ireland, etc. reference), but the piece makes the case in a compelling fashion.

—C. Todd Jones