Technology and Learning Environments in Higher Education
6. Technology and Information Literacy
Technology and Information Literacy
Postsecondary education and technology proficiency are required for jobs
In 2003, the Bush administration released a report, “The Higher Growth Job Training Initiative.” The goal of this initiative was to help prepare people for high-growth jobs and to make sure that, as the economy changes, people were not left behind due to lack of skills. It is the first step that the U.S. Department of Labor has taken to engage business and educational investment in finding solutions for the challenges facing the American workforce.
The report identified 14 high-growth sectors that were expected to add a substantial number of jobs to the economy either from existing or emerging businesses that have been transformed by technology and innovation and that now need new skills for workers. These sectors are advanced manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, construction, energy, financial services, geospatial design, healthcare, homeland security, hospitality, information technology, retail, and transportation.1
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