Rethinking America’s talent crisis – Mary Walshok at TEDxSanDiego 2017

During this noteworthy talk, Mary Walshok makes the important distinction that in the world today, we undervalue skilled labor and overvalue academia. She begins by sharing that when she was child, classes like wood shop were mandatory, so that students could learn actual skills that would apply to actual jobs.

She argues that we need to close this gap, so that we can fill more jobs, and disperse skill set across the board. Mary’s solution is what she refers to as HEART: Hands, Engaging, Applied, Relevant, Training, which is the combination of experience and education, and practice so that people are more prepared to meet all the challenges of their jobs.

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