Education Drags Its Feet In Fast Paced Techno Age

In a recent interview, Peter Robinson, President and CEO of USCIB, says “the guiding principle for government should be to protect and enable/retrain the worker, not protect the job.” He believes that fears over jobsolescence are over-hyped, noting, “there is an established track record of new technologies creating at least as many new jobs as they displace. Usually these new jobs demand higher skills and provide higher pay.”

 

Robinson states that the biggest obstacle to employability is created by education or the shortcomings thereof. “Educational institutions won’t be able to keep pace with new skills demands.” His solution? “Schools should prioritize the arts and humanities in order to create T-shaped individuals capable of adapting and going where the demand lies.”

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Sensors Midwest Hits Rosemont, IL October 16-17!

Sensors Midwest, the industry's largest event focusing on sensors, design, and IIoT in the Midwest region, is scheduled for October 16-17 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Co-located with STMA, the event draws over 1,000 engineers and engineering professionals that are looking for access to the latest sensor advancements and will provide an opportunity to connect with the area's greatest technology leaders and suppliers.

 

The CEO of USCIB explains, “middle-class employees without higher education beyond high school need more established paths to long-term employment.” Robinson calls for increased “partnerships among employers, policy makers, and educational institutions” because “no one sector of society can address this alone.” If this is a topic that piques your concern or interest, the full article is available for your perusal.