This publication builds on the Future of Skills research. To understand what reforms might be needed, Pearson partnered with Jobs for the Future, a US-based non-profit focused on workforce transformation, conducting an in-depth review of the field and interviewing more than 20 education and workforce experts in the US and the UK.
The report found that we are now in the cusp of a third wave – Demand-Driven Education – where programs focus more strongly than ever on ensuring graduates are job-ready, hirable, and have access to rewarding careers over the course of their lifetime. Demand-Driven Education adapts to the needs of the learner and the employer and it responds to signals from society to ensure alignment between courses, qualifications and training.
Shifting from a static highway to a more dynamic network of pathways to employment will require individuals, industry, and education systems to take a more active, collaborative role. The recommendations offered at the conclusion of this paper are a start.
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