Why do we teach abstract cognitive enablers?
The world has changed. The world is changing. The world is going to continue to change.
There are, currently, 32% of university graduates making no more than their peers who have no more than a high school diploma. The average yearly salary for a university graduate nine years after starting university is just over $37,000 – about $5,000 above a living wage. This means that about half of the university graduates make less than $37,000 nine years after starting university.
About 39% of 20 – 34-year-olds are living at home with their parents. What used to be the doorway to the middle class, a university degree, has slammed shut. Millions of graduates who can’t find decent work are living with their parents, often with a spouse and children. These graduates, along with their parents, are ashamed and embarrassed by this and won’t talk about it with others. All involved are getting more and more depressed, often with catastrophic consequences, because of the situation.
Both parents and children – STOP FEELING GUILTY!
It Isn’t Your Fault!
Some of the biggest companies in the world have stopped requiring university degrees as a qualification for employment. University no longer prepares students with the skills that they need today. The skills that they are focussed on are yesterday’s skills.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is Here
The skills needed today are skills that AI or automation don’t have and colleges and universities don’t teach. The skills needed for today and tomorrow are abstract cognitive enablers.
The skills that we are dedicated to teaching here at Socelor.