Skill Shift: Education and The Future of the Workforce

What will work look like in 10 years? In 20 years?

February 14, 2019 | By GTPE Communications
The panelists sit at the front of the room with the question "what will work look like in 10 years?" behind them

Sheryl Friedman (Trilogy), Nelson Baker (GTPE), Jennifer Carpenter (Delta), and Yakut Gazi (GTPE) led a panel discussion on the skills, work environments, and technologies essential for the future workforce at the Career, Research, Innovation, and Development Conference (CRIDC).

The Career, Research, and Innovation Conference (CRIDC) is Georgia Tech's signature professional development event for graduate students. Held annually in February, the conference is designed to connect grad students of all degree types with tools and knowledge to thrive in an ever-changing job market.

In addition to poster competitions and a graduate career fair, the 2019 conference featured a career panel entitled, "Workforce of the Future: Continuing Your Success Story." Featured panelists included Sheryl Friedman, vice president of university relations at Trilogy Education; Nelson Baker, dean of Georgia Tech Professional Education; and Jennifer Carpenter, vice present of talent acquisition at Delta Air Lines.

Streamed online and moderated by Yakut Gazi, associate dean of learning systems, the panelists considered the effects of technological advancement on the future of work, such as: What are the changing expectations of future workers? How can workers prepare for this future in terms of skills and tools? What advantages do Georgia Tech graduates have in this futures and how can they continue to be competitive?

Listen to answers to these questions and more from each panelist below.

Matching Skills with Workforce Demand


Human Skills in the Era of AI


The Rise of the Digital C-Suite

Georgia Tech Professional Education is a leader in innovative educational delivery, designed for working professionals in tech, business, and leadership. Our connection to the marketplace — coupled with our world-class faculty, researchers, and subject matter experts — provides an unparalleled prospective to education innovation, industry trends, future work, and lifelong learning. To uncover additional insights into the demographic, social, and technological disrupters of the 21st century workforce, visit our Future of Work page.