What if Rocky Balboa had spent all his time training for the ‘wrong’ fight? At the WPP Stream conference a couple of months ago, Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey talked about the challenges faced by students and employers today – and how young people can be better prepared for the world of work. (NB: boxing gloves optional).
How can we tackle the systemic failures in education that our graduates must do battle with today? I was fortunate to have the chance to address this topic as a panelist in the session I moderated on Tuesday on the topic of Reshaping Education, at this year’s Davos, the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
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It’s that time of year again. The annual conference of the World Economic Forum, affectionately known as Davos 2014, is descending for the 44th time on a ridiculously picturesque village in Switzerland. And with it will descend movers and shakers from all over the world – including more than 30 heads of state, 1,500 captains of industry and academic leaders, and Enternships CEO Rajeeb Dey (we’re not jealous. Nope, not us *seethe*).
More than half of all graduates don’t feel like higher education has prepared them for the world of work. More than half of all employers agree. However you want to describe the current system of student and graduate employment – or lack thereof – one thing is clear: what we’re doing isn’t working. It’s time for a big, big change.
And I’m very excited to announce that we’re ready to declare our part in that change.
Yep – when we saw the title of Natasha Hodgson’s slideshow, we thought she was joking, too. But it happened. Because she’s stonkingly brilliant.
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