Digitization and the American Workforce - Preparing Your Students for the Job (EDU618E)

Presented By: Dr. Andrea Hemphill
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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Tue, June 26, 2018
Event Description

Learn about the Importance of Digital Literacy to Succeed in the Job Market

Digitalization has transformed just about everything we do, especially in the workplace. The growth of jobs in technology continues to increase at a rapid pace. And, essentially, every job in all industries will require some type of basic computer skills. The average worker in America needs to be comfortable with digital work to complete even basic functions at a job, such as recording their time. Digital literacy is the key to successfully competing and working in today’s workforce. By the year 2020, all or most of the workers with important skills will need to be digitally informed.

Join this session, where leadership and technology professional Dr. Andrea Hemphill will discuss how digitization has impacted the American workforce and why students need to be prepared for this work environment. Students graduating from high school and college today will be entering a workforce that is unlike generations of the past. Because of this, schools must prepare these students for the digital workforce of today and tomorrow. This session will provide you an overview of the tools and resources that can be utilized to help your students prepare for the workforce today. In addition, the session will provide information on the importance of digital literacy and the impact of digital citizenship.

This session will help you understand digitalization of the American workplace, and why and how it is impacting students entering the workforce today and in the future. You will learn some of the skills that are needed in a digital workforce. In addition, you will learn about digital citizenship and why it is important for students to be good digital citizens.

Session Objectives

This session will help you understand:

  • The growing rate of the digitized workforce.
  • How to promote digital literacy?
  • Why digital competencies are in and of themselves hirable skills for many employers?
  • What are some of the most desirable digital skills?

Session Highlights

This session will cover:

  • An overview of digital workforce in America.
  • Why digital literacy is an essential skill needed to succeed today and the in the future job market?
  • Why students must be prepared to work in a digital environment?
  • Important digital literacy skills: Overview and description.
  • What is digital citizenship and why it is important for your student to be a good digital citizen?
  • Examples of skills needed in the digital workforce.
  • Digital citizenship and its importance.
  • How to support students in preparing for the digital workforce?

Who Should Attend

  • Academic advisors
  • Administrators
  • Career counselors
  • Placement specialists and
  • Managers

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Andrea Hemphill
Dr. Andrea Hemphill is a visionary and innovative senior level leadership and technology professional. She holds a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration with focus in Information Technology Management. Dr. Hemphill is dedicated and ... More info


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