Schools focus on lifelong learning rather than teaching "future-proof" technical skills: Lysecki

December 10, 2018

The world of work is changing so rapidly that it’s become impossible for schools to offer future-proof programs, courses, and credentials, writes Sarah Lysecki, which is why post-secondary institutions are now focusing on teaching students skills like teamwork, communications, and building trust that they will use throughout their careers. The author cites UOIT President Murphy, who points to Scandinavia as a place that has already adopted education models where people in the workforce come back to post-secondary institutions to learn new skills on an ongoing basis. Lysecki then provides a cross-section of initiatives being undertaken at various Canadian institutions to address this challenge. NOW Toronto (ON)