ML161: Michelle Weise on The 100 Year Career, Disruptive Education and Preparing for Jobs That Don't Exist Yet
Michelle Weise is the author of Long-Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet. She is an entrepreneur-in-residence and senior advisor at Imaginable Futures and her work over the last decade has concentrated on preparing working-age adults for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Previously she was the chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network and founded Strada Institute for the Future of Work. She also coauthored the book Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution with the legendary Professor Clayton Christensen.
Picture a future where careers last 100 years and where education lasts a lifetime. People repeatedly seek out educational opportunities throughout the course of their working lives, which will no longer have a clear beginning, middle, and end. That future is here already.
Michelle's book Long Life Learning which is the main focus of our conversation, paints a clear picture of the world we're moving into, examines the current state of play in higher and workforce education, and explores some of the disruptive innovations that are laying the foundation for a new learning model.
In this episode we discuss:
- The current state of the landscape in workplace training and higher education
- The blend of skills we'll need to develop individually and as a society to thrive in the future
- What Michelle learned from working with legendary Professor Clayton Christensen
If you're interested in the intersection between the future of education and the future of work this conversation will provide a glimpse into the future and leave you with plenty of original insight into how to direct your own career in a rapidly changing environment.
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