Most employers agree that the workforce of tomorrow will need a deep knowledge of computer science, IT, big data, math, and other STEM-related abilities, not just for science and tech jobs, but for all occupations.
Such skills are essential for San Diego’s booming biotech and life sciences industry (ranked third largest in the country), as well as other large employers in IT, manufacturing and health care.
Join San Diego Union Tribune’s Jonathan Horn as he moderates a panel of industry experts discussing what skills they need most – and learn about their strategies to actively equip students with necessary skills through tech fairs and afterschool enrichment programs.
The most recent presidential election brought the issue of outsourcing to the forefront of Americans’ minds as citizens became concerned that they were losing their jobs to factories in China or Bangladesh.
However, Peter Cowhey, Dean of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at UC San Diego, tells us that the U.S. remains the largest manufacturer based on total output.
As rumors stir about the de-industrialization of America, Cowhey explains that the rate of manufacturing only seems to be drastically declining, because it is not growing as fast as the rest of our economy.
In “The Resurgence of Manufacturing in the United States,” Cowhey is joined by Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, Vizio CEO Willliam Wang, former Gateway CEO Ted Waitt and journalist James Fallows to discuss the trends of manufacturing as well as strategies for keeping and creating jobs in the United States.
Have you checked out UCTV’s Career Channel lately? If you’re looking for fresh ideas when it comes to business, leadership and, of course, the career marketplace, then stop by and see what’s new!
From Whole Foods CEO John Mackey discussing “Conscious Capitalism,” to the founder of the hottest online recruiting platform, The Resumator, there’s plenty to be inspired by in the Career Channel’s video archive. Or tune in to “Career Talk Radio” for host Henry DeVries’ chat with Lynn Coffman, author of Slay the Email Monster.
You can find these programs and a whole lot more at the Career Channel website, presented by UCTV and powered by UC San Diego Extension.