The Future

Everyone’s talking about the future of work.

Not so many people are talking about the future of the future of work, which is the present in schools.

As long as corporations are still hiring people, they will have to deal with attraction, development, and retention.

And that means that the baseline matters. What’s the cost of teaching graduates what they actually need to know to succeed in the future of work? What’s the cost of getting people who’ve long since given up on school to care about learning their roles?

Companies will bear that cost for some time, because they have to. But there’s no reason to believe they will wish or need to bear it forever.

Which company will be first to take responsibility for all post-secondary education?

And which college will be the first to ask to be measured on how much their graduates save companies in (re)training costs?