The EXECUTIVE SUMMARY #31
So long white collar and blue collar. Now it’s all about the “new collar” job.
From article written by Nicole Specter and Michael Cappetta
There is a generation of American worker emerging onto the job market: the “new collar” professional. This worker possesses the technical skills (mechanical) as well as the technology skills (programming) to build and re-build America.
These workers are well educated and highly trained. However, they may not possess a college degree. This generation of professionals seeks education in specific skills, knowing that diversity and adaptability will be the keys to their success. They will probably not spend 30 years at the same company. But instead, achieve success by building their skills portfolio.
Sadly, recent natural disasters have not only caused tremendous pain and hardship to so many, they have also further exposed the glaring “trade skills cap” that exists in our economy today. Cities will need to be rebuilt; Neighborhoods re-developed; businesses re-created. It will take highly skilled, motivated workers to accomplish these monumental tasks. The “new collar” professional needs to continuously train to meet today’s needs and to create a secure, sustainable future.
by Joe Chimenti