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ASU + GSV: Exploring Foundational Skills NOW for the Jobs of 2030
October 8, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Join American Student Assistance (ASA) and Burning Glass as we debut ground-breaking research on the new foundational skills that will be of critical importance when students enter the job market in the near future. Based on insight from Grade 5 to Grade 12 teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors, this presentation will focus on why educators should care about career conversations with their students and whether they are focusing on the right skills to prepare middle school and high school students for the future. The importance of these skills has only grown as COVID-19 has tested our digital literacy, strained our digital infrastructure, and exposed a digital divide in our communities. We will also explore the unequal access to education in the skills of the future, which is especially relevant in light of our country’s recent civil unrest.