#UTedChat Questions for 10/03 – Education and the Workforce #AmGrad

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Tonight’s #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!)


Jenn Gibbs is the project manager of UEN’s UtahFutures American Graduate Project, part of American Graduate: Getting to Work, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

You can follow Jenn via Twitter at @JennGibbs.

– Chat Archive available via Wakelet after the chat.

 

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Cody Plumhof

Cody is the web developer, Communications Coordinator and media production center director for the Washington County School District. He has served on the UCET Board since 2012 as the WCSD representative and web developer for the organization.