Uncovering the Skills Needed for High Paying, High Growth Jobs

School district and state level education leaders are charged with developing and administering educational curricula to best prepare students for their future. Yet there can be tension between a curriculum that develops a well-rounded student and a curriculum that helps create a student who is career ready.

Attend this web seminar to hear about research by IDC, informed by millions of actual job postings and hiring requisitions, that found the skills and competencies that support a well-developed, civically competent student are the same skills that will be widely in demand by employers in 2020 and beyond.

Topics will include:

  • Identifying the 20 most common skills required across nearly 15 million job postings

  • Illustrating the importance of those skills to high growth, high paying positions that represent nearly 30 percent of the job growth between 2010 and 2020

  • How those essential skills fit in with the context of curriculum reform and show how they are consistent with most educational improvement initiatives today

  • Examples of how those essential skills can be taught and reinforced in most classroom environments using readily available technology tools

Scheduled speakers:

Cushing Anderson

Program Vice President, Project Based Services - Consulting, HR and Learning


Edwin Guarin

Education Solution Specialist, US Education

Microsoft Corporation

Who will benefit:
Superintendents, curriculum directors, technology directors, principals and others involved with curriculum development. Anyone may attend.

Date of broadcast: 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
2:00 pm EST
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