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The future of workforce preparation

  • Since the recession, 5.6 million jobs were lost for people without post-secondary education
  • Only 80,000 of those jobs have returned since the economic recovery
  • Experts say that today’s graduating seniors will have six different careers in their lifetime

Student doing a racing-related STEM experiment at Charlotte Motor Speedway, zMax Dragway Tower (Alex Granados/EducationNC)

The week of March 19th was Students@Work Week where students from around the state had the opportunity to visit the workplaces they might one day join. In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talked with Ashlie Bucy, deputy director of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education, about Students@Work Week and the future of employment for students in North Carolina. 

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