Job opportunities over the next two decades are projected to require highly specialized skills including, as I mentioned in a post yesterday, quantitative skills, a lack of which may have some people holding permanent pink slips. Some 3.5 million jobs today are going unfilled.
This move toward a #knowledgeeconomy has been occurring for at least two decades yet rhetoric from our national and state capitals would lead us to believe that the advent of the knowledge economy and its skill requirements is an event that just occurred last week.
Is this failure to identify the trend due to parents not having an appreciation for technology and the economy? Could it be a result of school systems not being equipped or not having an interest in identifying these trends? Are our politicians equipped with the “ear to the ground, I can hear the train coming” skills necessary to get in front of these issues and lead?