Five Ways That Professional Readiness Training for High School Must Change
December 10, 2021

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The education sector is currently in a crisis. While schools struggle to navigate remote learning and new technology, students are falling further behind. For high school students, the gap continues to widen between what they’re learning in school and the skills they need for the workplace. Only 55% of high school students feel prepared to enter the real world [1]. A Pew survey found that 30% are pessimistic about the education system’s ability to teach new skills [2]. What makes it even more difficult is that high schools must prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist. According to the World Economic Forum, “60% of future jobs haven’t been developed yet” [3].  

The purpose of high school education is to ensure students are prepared for both furthering education and the workforce. As the world of employment rapidly evolves, high school education must adapt synchronously with workforce demands. According to the World Economic Forum, we need to evaluate “our current education system against three criteria - job readiness, the ability to compete against smart machines for jobs and create long-term economic value” [3]. High schools must reevaluate their professional programs and reframe education to meet the future needs of employers

Reinvent Your High School Professional Readiness Programs 

Preparing students for the future of work may seem impossible as no one can predict what the future holds. In the next five years, 150 million new technology jobs will be added to the global economy. Instead of preparing students for positions that might be created in the future, teach students how to adapt to changes. “As the rate of technological innovation intensifies, the workforce of the future will need to adapt to new technology and new markets. The people who can adapt the best (and fastest) will win,” according to Calton Pu, professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology [2]. Your professional readiness program must foster a continuous learning environment. 

The fastest way to reinvent your professional readiness programs is to partner with an EdTech provider. In less than 24 hours, your high school will deliver custom content that prepares your students with the training needed to succeed in the future workplace. 

Here are 5 ways that professional readiness for high school has to change: 

  1. Course content must be future-focused and prepare students for college and the workforce.  
  1. Remove course silos in education to allow critical thinking to occur across multiple subjects. 
  1. Provide continuous learning opportunities through a high-quality curriculum that is always up-to-date and relevant to the learners.  
  1. Students must find learning engaging, relevant, and interactive. “96% of students say that eLearning tools are fun to use and help them learn on their own” [4].  
  1. Utilize an EdTech solution that will enhance learning experiences for students. A quality eLearning platform will leverage artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide relevant, on-demand content to your learners.  

Amesite delivers the world’s most effective EdTech solutions for educators in less than 24 hours. As your partner, we will deliver custom content relevant to your students’ future. Amesite is always easy-to-use and requires no training for teachers or students.  

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