At university, when I told people I was studying for a history
degree, the response was almost always the same: “You want to be a teacher?”.
No, a journalist. “Oh. But you’re not majoring in communications?”
In the days when a university education was the purview of a
privileged few, perhaps there wasn’t the assumption that a degree had to be a
springboard directly into a career. Those days are long gone.
Today, a degree is all but a necessity for the job market, one
that more than halves
your chances of being unemployed. Still, that alone is no guarantee of
a job – and yet we’re paying more and more for one.
A high school robotics team from Minnesota built its greatest
creation yet, one that has changed a 2-year-old boy’s life. Farmington Public
Schools’ “Rogue Robotics Team” made an electric wheelchair for a
toddler named Cillian Jackson. Cillian has a rare genetic condition that
affects his mobility. Similar chairs can cost up to $20,000 and his parents’ insurance
didn’t cover it.
So the family reached out to the Rogue Robotics Team.
The group of high school students received help from the University of
Delaware’s GoBabyGo program, which creates custom
vehicles for children with limited mobility. GoBabyGo can create a mobility
device that looks like a race car or a Disney princess-mobile.
is the world leader at the provision of future skills education, according to
Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI), which is now in its
second year, closely followed by Switzerland.
Both countries particularly excel in the policy environment category, and specifically in terms of formulation of future skills strategy, the periodic review of strategy and the assessment frameworks to support future skills training.