It is not a simple question.
Without my secondary education, I would not have got the tertiary education and membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Over the years, I continued learning and never stopped asking what the persons I reported to expect from me. I reached the position of CFO in a Private Bank.
Education in all its form has taken billions out of poverty and will continue to do so. Whether it be primary, secondary, or university, getting a certificate, a diploma, or a degree is essential.
Besides the educational background, more employers nowadays are looking at a person's experience. "A survey by recruitment specialists Universum* found that 58% of leading employers value work experience among graduates more than grades or the name of their university."
Many degrees now include a work experience part while at the other end, many colleges now offer "work and life experience" degree programs. "An accredited life experience based college degree is conferred as...
Mass education will continue to do well for most for many years to come. It is what is taught and how to teach that is creating a gap about finding a satisfying way of being financially independent and staying that way in a rapidly changing world.
More experts are now repeating that learning new skills involve unlearning old skills and habits that most of us have been "constructed" to be.
The acceleration of digital transformation means that the goalposts continue to be moved, and the problem is that we do not even know what the medium to long term future holds for any of us.
So, what to encourage our children and ourselves to learn and unlearn to be ready: here are five habits that William Treseder has shared with us. With his permission, let me share these with you. See if you agree:
1. Filling up the day with time-bound activities.
Just class in school was 45 minutes, or 60 minutes, we build most meetings for the same duration.
Does our work really into easily trackable periods?...