6 Trends Shaping the Future of Technical Education

Matt Kirchner's keynote address at the 2023 Governor's Summit on Innovative Education (Gov. Doug Burgum, ND)

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Matt Kirchner was invited to keynote the 2023 Governor's Summit on Innovative Education by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum.

Though this audio from that conference was directed toward North Dakota teachers, the message will resonate with educators from anywhere in the world.

The world of work is changing quickly, and there are major ramifications coming to education as a result. Hear about the top 6 trends to be aware of, plus suggestions for how to respond.

There is no better time than the present to embrace innovation in our schools so we can secure the American Dream for the next generation of STEM and workforce talent.

6 Big Takeaways from this episode:

Yes, SIX big takeaways, because these are the 6 trends that are totally disrupting technical education. Listen to the full audio to get all the details.

  1. The edge to cloud continuum is relevant in every industry, and we have to teach it at every level of education.
  2. Third party credentials are a stackable, skill-focused way to teach and assess competencies.
  3. Artificial intelligence and machine learning should be taught in every tech ed classroom.
  4. Industry engagement in technical education is better than ever, and those who don't act now will miss out on some great opportunities to influence the future workforce.
  5. Stop calling it shop class and start calling it technical education - there's an important reason why.
  6. The future of the four-year-degree is...well, just listen to find out.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Watch the full original keynote speech on YouTube.

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