Proficiency in a skill takes time and a lot of practice. When it comes to our children’s future, is our job as parents and educators to give our children the best opportunities for exposure to life skills that prepare them for independence as adults. Based on the increasing demand in technology, this preparation should specifically include the development of computer skills as early as possible in their development so they have time to master the wide variety of key skills necessary to support their career before entering the workforce. But how?
Educators Need Help
Today’s educators need help to carry the burden of training the future workforce. The reality is that so many in society have looked at placing an emphasis on higher education to solve economic problems when it is impossible for those educators to do it alone. Between academic guidelines, budgets and simply being present for young adults to teach them, there is no time left in the day for them to keep current on their own skills. Creating relevant curriculum takes a great deal of time to both develop and manage especially in a world that continually evolves with each new program, gadget or system created. In our experience, even college-level educators struggle to keep up with the skills necessary to prepare themselves to be qualified to teach your children. Educators already agree that earlier exposure to STEM programs would be helpful, but even K-12 educators struggle to find the time to both master and implement these skills into an already tightly structured curriculum to really be effective in preparing students for career-path training.
Parents Need Help
Parents also need support to carry part of the burden in providing opportunities for their children. Many working adults themselves struggle with finding the time or financial resources to continue or even start an education to simply provide a better future and opportunities for their family. Between work, school and family time, little time or resources remain for them to even research different options in extracurricular activities that include exposure to learning more about technology and how it works for themselves or their family.
Empowering Students With Options and Information Is How Technology Professionals Can Fill the Gap
TechEd Tutors has held hundreds of conversations with educators, students, parents, and employers to develop a program that serves the community through academic support, career counseling and community programs designed to advance specific technical skills that excel career opportunities and workforce placement. From curriculum resources for educators and parents to an online learning resource library, TechEd Tutors help students take charge of their interests and develop skills that will help them find a job they love to do. In collaboration with the corporate community, we also offer mentoring programs to help continually guide and support their progress which can also lead to scholarship opportunities, internships, and ultimately – jobs.