Re-Defining Education

Earlier today I was interviewed by a local business magazine about workforce and education trends and their impact on recruitment. We had an interesting conversation regarding developments in employment and higher education, and how they will impact the future workforce. One point I made was about educational institutions that focus on developing the types of specific skills employers need – and pay well. Coincidently, Matthew Iglesias has a great blog post today about “education” and how we should perhaps look at it differently in this new era:

An idea I wanted to introduce into this, however, is that we shouldn’t be so blithe about identifying formal education with “skills”—it’s possible for the economy to change in ways that simply start rewarding a different set of skills than the ones colleges teach.