Assessing a state program that seeks to make sure the educational system prepares the employees of the future was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
You can listen to their conversation via the SoundCloud link above.
Mosley and investigators from the Tennessee Department of Education, the Education Strategy Group, MTSU and two other universities are examining the educational and economic impact of “Tennessee Pathways.”
The state program’s goal is to align K-12 and postsecondary education with employers’ needs in the workforce.
Employers want employees who are capable of taking information, analyzing issues and working on teams to solve problems, according to Mosley.
“You can talk to many employers and they will say, ‘I can hire someone and train them to be technically proficient in the skill that I want them to have, but it is more difficult to hire someone and train them to be effective in soft skills, including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity,’” Mosley said.
The study is funded with a $926,761 grant from the Tennessee Department of Education.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
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