Thursday May 31, 2018 from 11 am – 12 pm Pacific / 2-3 pm Eastern
The third webinar in an eColloq Series on Cyberlearning features presentations by Joyce Malyn-Smith and Sarita Pillai, followed by discussion. The eColloq will be chaired by Michael Hoffmann, Georgia Institute of Technology.
The proliferation of new technologies has changed the way we live, learn, and work. Because career development is an iterative process that begins early and is nurtured through both in- and out-ofschool experiences, we need to start supporting STEM workforce development long before youth reach the undergraduate level. This webinar discusses a white paper co-authored by the presenters that describes the complexities of the labor market, the future of work and the implications for developing the future workforce, broadening participation at the Human-Technology Frontier, and factors affecting STEM career development. It then discusses the role that the NSF’s ITEST program plays in preparing the workforce of the future, and what other agencies can do to help guide the next steps in broadening participation and reducing inequality in participation in STEM careers.
Malyn-Smith, J., Blustein, D., Pillai, S., Parker, C. E., Gutowski, E., & Diamonti, A. J. (2017). Building the foundational skills needed for success in work at the human-technology frontier. Waltham, MA: EDC.
Malyn-Smith, J., & Pillai, S. (2018, May 31). Building the Foundational Skills Needed for Success in Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Retrieved from http://circlcenter.org/events/foundational-skills-human-technology-frontier/