The 21st century American workforce is changing, and will look very different just a few years from today given the ongoing technological innovation and the number of retirements of the baby-boom generation, which as begun, and will accelerate.
In one sense, this prediction is not difficult to make. The workforce — specifically the necessary skills that comprise it — has constantly been changing throughout the nation’s history. This is all the more reason to ask: Is America ready to meet the needs of its workforce and industries to sustain a growing, competitive economy? Many signs today indicate our labor force is not equipped for the workplace of the near future, or even for the workplace skills needed for the present day.
Click here to read the entire article by V. Brett Melvin that appeared in the Washington Times on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.