#UTEdchat is hosted by Jenn Gibbs (@JennGibbs). Jenn is the project manager of UEN’s UtahFutures American Graduate Project. She will be leading tonight’s #UTedChat with an awesome topic of Education and the Workforce Skills Gap. Prepare for some great discussion and a lot of fun tonight.
If you haven’t already followed Jenn via Twitter (@JennGibbs) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat.
As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.
Q1 Gap: Utah has more job openings in certain skilled trades than people qualified for them. How might this impact your students and/or community?
Q2 College: With many grads from 4-year universities struggling to pay off student loans and find jobs with decent wages, what messages about university education should we be giving students?
Q3 Challenges: What challenges do teachers face in helping students choose classes that prepare them for future success?
Q4 Exposure: Students tend to focus on only careers they already know about. What can we as educators do to open students’ minds to a broader range of career options?
Q5 Advice: What advice would you give someone who needs help planning education-to-career pathways?
Q6 BONUS: What’s your favorite hands-on skill to practice? Extra points for photos. (Mine is baking with my favorite pastry chef of all time!)
You can follow Jenn via Twitter at @JennGibbs.
– Chat Archive available via Wakelet after the chat.