Are We Preparing Students for the Future of Work?

Thursday, November 01 | 2:30PM–3:15PM MT | Meeting Room 503/504
Session Type: Industry Led
Delivery Format: Industry and Campus-Led Session
The skills gap is one of the most critical topics with both educators and employers today. How can higher ed institutions provide students with the necessary skills that are most important to employers in their chosen career pathway? It's about discovering, developing, and aligning soft skills to a students' academic plan and future work goals. And furthe, how research and analytics can provide evidence of learning that both institutions and employers can depend on.

Outcomes: Discuss the key soft skills desired by employers and the importance of connecting learners' academic plans to their career plans * Learn how research and analytics lay out a path to assess mindset and soft skills * Gain career preparedness insight from the student perspective


  • Jason Lokkesmoe

    AVP, Big Data & Analytics Business Development, Pearson
  • Josh Rone

    Pearson Campus Ambassador, Pearson Education