The importance of STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) education in schools has been getting a lot of attention lately. But it’s not just kids who need to be savvy in those subjects to survive the global economy.
Manoush Zomorodi of WNYC’s New Tech City hosted a conversation on the subject live in The Greene Space on November 19, 2013, called Tech + Today’s Worker: Upgrading Your Skills in Every Phase of Life.
What can recent graduates do to make themselves more attractive to employers in this tough job market? How can mid-career professionals stay relevant and advance their careers in a quickly changing digital marketplace? As we live longer lives, what role do these subjects play for seniors, whether they are retired or looking for work?
Zomorodi tackled those questions and more with help from panelists Carmen Scheidel, vice president of Learning + Development at Time, Inc.; Tom Kamber, founding executive director of Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), the largest municipal technology program for senior citizens in the country; and Larry Harris, chief marketing officer of PubMatic, a startup ad tech company in Manhattan.
Watch on-demand video of the entire conversation below: