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Is college the best pathway to career success and real-life opportunities?
There is a point in our lives where we try to figure out our careers, what we're interested in, and what we love doing the most, amongst other fundamental things that shape our personality. It is a critical moment of life realities and self-discovery. However, it's striking that college as the only pathway has been an idea nurtured by generations long before ours.
It's incredible what a keen eye for research and exploration can discover. Join me on this thought-provoking episode to learn more.
Who are the most innovative thinkers?
According to the president of Temple University, Jason Wingard's article, Higher Ed must change or die, we are enlightened about the ongoing ruin of the college as the only path to career success because most people end up becoming what they didn't study.
"The college degree had ceased to guarantee that employers would get what they wanted. So instead, why not go younger? Why not hire cheaper?" As a Native thinker, I'm not surprised. Ah, the college as a platform is burning.
College; the Burning Platform
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Public university enrollment has fallen by 12 to 15% in some states per year. Registration for both undergraduate and graduate students and US colleges, as of just this year, 2022, up to this point, has decreased by 4.1%. It's alarming, and there is more bad news; however, there is a massive shift.
Massive Shift; The Power in online learning
Employers are returning to certification and Apprenticeship models. The Power of online learning is boosting the shift.
Who needs a four-year marketing degree, for example, to run social media when you can instead hire someone fresh out of high school and sign them up? That's a massive shift right there!
Hannah, on the evolution of education
There are four phases.
- The Agrarian phase
- The Industrial phase
- The knowledge phase
- The post-recession phase
We're still in the post recession phase, and the fifth phase is beckoning.
You can read the full article by Jason Wingard here: https://news.temple.edu/news/2022-08-17/higher-ed-must-change-or-die
Connect with Hannah:
"Imagine a world where we have a bunch of 1000's of entrepreneurial minded young people who were exposed to the options they have, not through an institution, but through real hands-on learning and work experience. They use the skills they inherently have as native digital humans to add value to the world, to companies, to nonprofits, and potentially and hopefully to more of their own businesses, to create real fulfilling life paths for themselves. We'll be in a fantastic place if we can envision that world together."
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