Jamie Merisotis on Preparing the Workforce for a Green and New Economy

Key Points

  • New technology disrupts the job market, but creates new jobs in its wake. 

  • It will be tasks within jobs that are automated rather than full jobs.

  • The threat of a barbell economy must drive the lifelong learning agenda forward.

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is brought to you by our recent publication Green Pathways, and makes the case for why ALL pathways need sustainability and green embedded. Find out more here

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by repeat guest Jamie Merisotis, CEO of Lumina Foundation, a foundation committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We spoke with Jamie in 2020 right after the publication of Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines.

Transform and change yourselves, but make the case for what you’re doing and why it matters.

Jamie Merisotis


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