A Shifting Workforce Landscape
Dramatic shifts in the workforce landscape are occurring within the United States and across the globe. These changes are due, in large part, to the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Unlike previous revolutions, Industry 4.0 is rapid and pervasive. It centers around advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and the fusion of technology with almost every aspect of daily living. This fast-moving revolution is creating a new reality for job markets and fueling an unprecedented demand for a skilled workforce, especially for individuals with STEM-related skills.
Pathway2Careers (P2C) is unique both in focus and resources available to promote career-readiness. The P2C system extends beyond simple career awareness and, instead, places considerable emphasis on understanding viable career destinations for students. Using robust labor market data, P2C provides the ability to examine high-value career options in local communities. These career destinations serve as a critical point of focus to inform the development of resources and materials that are directly aligned with the skill requirements for current and future jobs. Pathway2Careers supports education in the context of real, data-supported career opportunities.