Education Now The Future of Work Experts discuss how the pandemic is reshaping jobs and careers and how education can respond. Posted April 7, 2021 By News editor Career and Lifelong Learning Disruption and Crises Well before the pandemic, a group of educators and economists saw glitches on the pathway from school to career. Workplaces — increasingly collaborative and digital — needed skills, capacities, and mindsets that job candidates weren’t bringing. For too many job seekers, access to the job market was blocked by inequity, discrimination, and licensing barriers, putting meaningful careers out of reach. And jobs themselves were changing, requiring new leadership skills and candidates who could thrive in uncertainty.And then the pandemic arrived, to upend and reinvent our workplaces right in front of us. Did the pandemic usher us into a future that was already coming? How can we shape that future so that barriers are lowered and opportunity is broad? How should educators and school leaders prepare their students — and what are the skills that will matter most in the workplaces of today and tomorrow?Featuring Assistant Professor Peter Blair and Professor David Deming, co-directors of The Project on Workforce; and Harvard Business School Professor Raffaella Sadun.Resources:Project Workforce websiteNew white paper: "Working to Learn: New Research on Connecting Education and Career"Article: "The Skills Lab: Measuring Soft Skills and the Basic Science of Human Potential"Peter Blair research siteOpportunity @ Work STARs (Skilled Through Alternative Routes) ReportArticle: "Community Colleges Can Be Engines of Economic Recovery" New York TimesDavid Deming paper: "Team Players: How Social Skills Improve Team Performance"Raffaella Sadun paper: (Does Management Matter in Schools?) Education Now A webinar and newsletter series to shape new approaches to challenges in education Explore All Articles Related Articles Usable Knowledge Rethinking the Summer Internship How to create equitable summer opportunities to help all students bridge the gap between college and career. Education Now The Power of Resilience Three experts explore the notion of resilience from a variety of perspectives, offering helpful insight into how to sustain ourselves through challenging times. Education Now Teaching and Learning with Compassion Finding empathy, battling compassion fatigue, and teaching amid uncertainty — a conversation exploring some of the challenges teachers are confronting in classrooms today.