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SXSW EDU 2020

Apprenticeship 2.0: Reshaping Higher Education

The digital talent gap between employers and qualified candidates is growing rapidly, with an estimated 54% of employees needing upskilling by 2022, according to a World Economic Forum study. Hear panelists from IBM, Infosys, Harvard Business School and Digital Creative Institute discuss why modern apprenticeships are the missing piece to higher education and how they equip the newest members of the workforce to make an impact in digital roles from Day 1.

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Takeaways

  1. What, exactly, are digital apprenticeships and how do they benefit both students and employers
  2. How to ensure your apprenticeship is successful by establishing mentors, creating safe zones for application and places to demonstrate competency
  3. How to get buy-in for investing in nontraditional populations when developing new digital talent

Speakers

  • Joseph Fuller, Co-director of the Project on Managing the Future of Work, Harvard Business School
  • Brad Voeller, Founder, Digital Creative Institute
  • Tan Moorthy, Exec VP | Head US Delivery Operations and Global Head Education, Training & Assessments, Infosys
  • Jennifer Oddo, Program Manager - Workforce Partnerships and Apprenticeships, IBM

Organizer

Matt Urban, Marketing Director, Digital Creative Institute

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