Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow
Preparing Today’s Workers for Tomorrow’s Jobs
By Catherine Rampell
They say there’s only one thing that matters in real estate: location, location, location. A similar mantra could apply to the job market: education, education, education.
That is the theme of a new report, released today by the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, entitled “Preparing the Workers of Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow.”
The report surveys previous research done on which parts of the labor force will grow the most between now and 2016 (answer: health care, and jobs requiring post-secondary education). It then argues for ways to improve the educational system so that American workers can more readily adapt to our ever more skill-based economy.