Aug 30, 2018
Peggy kicks off the segment, talking about how technology is redefining the workplace, and how the use of short-term contractors is estimated to grow. She and Greg Settle, director of national initiatives, TechForce Foundation, discuss new trends surrounding the workforce of the future. He says TechForce Foundation is a nonprofit, with the mission to champion students to improve their education in the transportation industry. He explains that a four-year college is not the only path to success—and the problem with sending everyone there is that not everyone learns that way and we are not educating young men and women about the huge opportunity and demand in all the trades. He adds that with transportation technicians there is a lot of training that takes place once you get into the workforce. He says hands-on learners can fit in well with the technician profession.