The World Has Changed
The landscape of education, workforce, and economic development is shifting—and with it, what it takes to succeed. To adapt in a changing world, individuals must be empowered to thrive in three critical areas:
- Academic knowledge
- Technical competencies
- Professional skills
Together, these abilities create the single most important competitive advantage for long-term adaptability and success.
Delivering this vital competitive advantage is the mission of Education with Purpose. Coast to coast, this national movement is energizing educational, business, and community organizations with a fresh vision for education, workforce, and economic development.
The world has changed. We owe it to the next generation to expand their options beyond college readiness only. When all careers and levels of education are on the table as viable and rewarding pathways, young people can become career ready, period.
Purpose-driven education recognizes the many diverse and unconventional pathways to success. And this is the paradigm we’re shifting across North America.
Unleashing the Next Generation
Today’s younger generations have tremendous potential to perform at a higher level at home, at school, and in the workforce. As parents, educators, employers, and community leaders, we have a pivotal opportunity to unleash everything they’re capable of.
The goal of Education with Purpose is to empower students by exposing them to many different career opportunities earlier. When they discover their career direction sooner in their journey, they can invest wisely and purposefully in their further education—whether that means a 2-year or 4-year degree, industry certification, apprenticeship, licensure, or any other specialized training.
Purpose-focused education shifts young people from a “static purpose” mode where they may be stuck, toward “active purpose” where they’re taking decisive steps toward their goals. Once they discover a compelling reason for what they’re learning, education becomes their solution.
This personal insight unleashes them to move toward an outcome relevant to their own unique interests, talents, and abilities—fueling their drive to succeed.
Bridging the Skills Gap
America’s skills gap is widening. It is increasingly critical to adapt, adopt, and scale K14 and university career pathways to meet workforce demand and expand the viability of our economic development initiatives nationwide.
Now is the moment to shift the paradigm in education and workforce development. As more people question the outdated “college for all” narrative, leaders in education, industry, and our communities must work together to extol the tremendous value of all postsecondary pathways that lead to viable, living-wage careers. This is especially crucial in industry sectors affected by the growing skills gap.
Today, many young people are unaware of the many rewarding careers, opportunities, and educational and career on-ramps available to achieve the future they want to experience. This is the awareness gap—and it’s where the skills gap starts.
The good news is, we can bridge it.
The Education with Purpose Event Series
At TFS Results, we’re advancing the vision of Education with Purpose: a motivated, purpose-driven educational and career journey for every student, everywhere.
We invite you to leverage the power of this national movement to inspire action within your organization and community. Join us for a series of groundbreaking, value-packed events to help you shift the paradigm in education and workforce development in your region.
CALL TO ACTION
October 21, 2021 Livestream Experience
At this exciting event, TFS Results founder Mark C. Perna will galvanize your organization and stakeholders with a dynamic vision for purpose-driven education. Everyone with a stake in the next generation—parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, business and industry leaders, elected officials, key stakeholders, and others—should be part of this paradigm-shifting experience. The goal? To bring your community together to walk in lockstep toward a shared vision of making students career ready, period.
EDUCATION WITH PURPOSE: TAKE ACTION EVENT
September 21–22, 2022 Cleveland, Ohio
At the Education with Purpose: Take Action event, your team will be informed and empowered to do the actual work of creating and implementing a custom strategic plan. You’ll be both a leader and a follower within the event’s unique cohort model—working together to develop your plan, collaborate with other organizations in attendance, and share your progress and success. With an inspiring lineup of acclaimed speakers, facilitated planning and implementation time, networking, and much more, we will make a bigger difference in education, workforce, and economic development.