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LUNCH & LEARN - A Deep Dive Into Transferable Skills: Shifting the ‘Skill Gap’ to an ‘Awareness Gap’

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Event Details

You are invited to join SOCHE for a virtual lunch and learn entitled “A Deep Dive Into Transferable Skills: Shifting the ‘Skill Gap’ to an ‘Awareness Gap,’” on Thursday, Jan. 25, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. The session will be presented by Doreen Grontkowski and Emily Frazier from the University of Cincinnati.

According to the World Economic Forum in the Future of Jobs Report 2020, 97 million new roles will emerge by 2025. This poses the challenge: how do we prepare students for careers that do not yet exist? 

Employers are seeking candidates with transferable skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Many students are unaware they gain and possess these skills through academic and co-curricular activities, resulting in a perceived “skill gap.” What if educators were to reframe the “skill gap” as an “awareness gap”?

By weaving transferable skills knowledge through all coursework, educators across college campuses can impact employability and how students will embrace various new and undiscovered career paths in the future.   

Participants will:

  • Gain understanding about the impact of facilitating career readiness education throughout various curricula.
  • Be encouraged to think about applying and implementing their learnings to current teaching and advising pedagogies.

The ultimate goal of higher education is to prepare students for their future. Join us to learn how to help students uncover opportunities they previously had not imagined.

Registration for this event will close Monday, Jan. 22.

When: Thursday, Jan. 25, at 12 p.m. ET

Where: SOCHE Zoom platform (link sent at least 24 hours prior to event)

Cost:   

  • Personnel from SOCHE member schools: $5
  • Personnel from NON-member schools/organizations: $10
  • Students: FREE

Questions? Contact Mindy Claggett at SOCHE

Student Registration Fee Policy

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration for this event closes on Monday, Jan. 22.

About the Presenters

Emily Frazier
Associate Professor, College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies
University of Cincinnati

Emily Frazier is an Associate Professor, Educator in the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies at the University of Cincinnati. In her nearly 20 years of experience in experiential learning she’s worked with students from a variety of majors and disciplines helping them to prepare and find career related professional experience as undergraduates. She is currently working with liberal arts and pre-health students. Emily is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Ukraine and will never turn down a bowl of borshch.

Doreen Grontkowski
Assistant Professor, College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies
University of Cincinnati

Doreen Grontkowski is an Assistant Professor, Educator in the College of Cooperative Education and Professional Studies at the University of Cincinnati.   In her role as  faculty co-op advisor, she advises, teaches and mentors engineering students through the cooperative education program with a focus on holistic career education and helping students create their “brand”.  Prior joining UC as a faculty member, she was a successful entrepreneur whose business knowledge and experience created a foundation for her work in experiential education.

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

Councils & Committees

SOCHE is dedicated to advancing higher education through active collaboration, resource and knowledge building, and effective professional development programs. To accomplish this, SOCHE administers 16 active Councils and Committees. The purpose of a SOCHE Council or Committee is to provide an opportunity for representatives from higher education to be a resource for one another, share information and best practices, identify common challenges, and, ultimately, broaden awareness of the resources, services, and activities in higher education. SOCHE is also dependent upon the Councils and Committees for substantial input on annual professional development programs.

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