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Preparing our students for the careers of their future

Session 1
Julian Cohen — Shared Lane Services

This workshop explores the implications of several broad and interconnected trends facing our schools. As educators, how are we responding and adapting?

  • While the majority of young workers once had a good job by their late 20s, most young adults today do not reach this milestone until age 30.
  • Daunting inequity persists in both education and labor markets with long term financial consequences and challenges to close the racial wealth gap.
  • College enrollment continues to decrease, especially in Community Colleges. Persistence and completion rates are not rising either.
  • Families are searching for multiple pathways to meaningful work.
  • Employers are beginning to tear ‘the paper ceiling’ and follow skill-based hiring practices. -Unlocking mobility and equity relies on a set of durable skills and technical abilities necessary to succeed in the workplace.

Conversational Practice

Do some of these ideas resonate? Join the conversation with your peers to brainstorm, look at some data and models, and leave with ideas and next steps for your practice.

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