Technology advances are changing industries at an unprecedented pace, demanding an expanding array of knowledge, skills, and abilities from technicians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Dramatic changes in the automotive industry are likely to generate tens of thousands of jobs over the next decade-plus. The buildings of the future will be made of physical materials such as bricks and concrete and steel. But these buildings also will be augmented with software. The intelligent buildings of the future will be connected.
What you are doing as educators is critically important to our future.
The workplace is undergoing a major transformation, driven by the ongoing evolution of artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT), cyber security and advanced digitalization in the manufacturing sector. Partnerships among employers and educators have never been more important than today, as the country faces significant challenges in the preparation of its future workforce.
According to many experts, school must be more relevant if kids are to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution, and research indicates that students exposed to project-based learning (PBL) are making significantly greater academic gains than students taught with traditional approaches. As students gain deeper knowledge about their work via PBL, they also learn real-world skills that will be invaluable to them for the rest of their lives.
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