SXSW EDU 2020
Don’t Blame Schools for Unfilled Crappy Jobs
We hear a lot about low unemployment, plentiful jobs, and how employers have a talent issue: they can’t find people with the right skills and they blame the schools. But it’s not a talent problem. It’s a jobs problem. Most of these jobs are low paying and low quality. It’s time to flip the script. Educators are in a unique position to get employers to create better jobs and make them accessible to everyone. Sending kids into bad jobs would be a terrible waste of teachers’ hard work and passion.
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Additional Supporting Materials
- Understand how to help make jobs better and more equitable for students.
- Learn to flip the conversation from “education needs to change” to “employers need to change."
- Receive guidance on influencing the private sector to meet the needs of students.
Lisa Chensvold, Marketing & Communications Director, National Fund for Workforce Solutions