MORE SKILLS, MORE OPPORTUNITIES
Skills! Skills! Skills! – the more you have, the better your opportunities for success in whatever job or career you choose. Being a lifelong learner means exploring and embracing education and training to access the tools and training necessary in the modern workplace, no matter the industry, no matter your age.
STEPPING INTO ADULTHOOD
Young adults are experiencing high levels of unemployment due to the pandemic. But some training and education providers say there are options for this population. A forthcoming Brookings report calls for a reconfiguring of the school-to-work transition that includes “a more expansive vision of work-based learning" through changes in education and employment policies.
THINK IT, DESIGN IT, MAKE IT
Manufacturing makes up roughly 11 percent of the workforce. The jobs continue to require more and more tech and digital skills. You don't need a four-year degree to work in the industry, but the vast majority of the jobs now require at least one year of postsecondary education in technology.
SKILLED TRADES: MAKING THE WORLD WORK
Jobs in the skilled trades, including electrician and plumber, are considered essential. Opportunities are available and growing as some of the existing workforce readies for retirement. These jobs are a reliable pathway to well-paid, sustainable careers.
It’s never too late to find your passion career. Stories about layoffs are all over the media, but for the lifelong learner, the end to one job can be the beginning of a new exciting chapter.
In this preview of The Middle: The Tale of Two Indys, a soon-to-be released WorkingNation documentary directed by Jonathan Barenboim, we meet Dante. After losing his manufacturing job, he made the most of it. When life gave him lemons, Dante became an engineer.
Produced by Jaimie Stevens