The Future of Work and Education

The Future of Work and Education
February 7, 2019 paperlesslion

The Schoolcraft College Foundation and the acclaimed futurist, Heather McGowan, discuss how to prepare the workforce for the workplace revolution. Catch the presentation via Detroit Public Television at


The workplace of today is evolving at a dizzying pace – from where and how work gets done, to emerging technologies, to how individuals prepare for the careers of tomorrow. Staying employed will require the ability to adapt, re-skill and reinvent oneself.

The role of community colleges to make this happen has never been as clear or as pivotal.

With this is mind, the Schoolcraft College Foundation is hosting a Business & Community Leaders Breakfast focused on “Rethinking Workforce Development: the Future of Work and Education” on Thursday, Feb. 7.  DPTV is excited to partner with Schoolcraft on this important convening.

The breakfast will feature author and renowned thought strategist, Heather McGowan, who will talk about what the future workforce looks like and the role training and education will play in that future. Following her presentation, she will participate in a panel alongside representatives from manufacturing, cyber security/technology and education, who will share their insights on workforce development.

The program begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center.

Detroit Public TV is partnering with the Schoolcraft Foundation to live-stream the program at

As a globally known futurist, McGowan helps business and academic leaders prepare their people and organizations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Her think tank is called Work to Learn because Heather believes that in the Third Industrial Revolution we learned in order to work and now, in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we will work in order to learn (continuously). She prepares leaders to most effectively react to rapid and disruptive changes in education, work and society.

McGowan most recently presented at Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2018 Mackinac Conference and in October at the Council of Michigan Foundation’s statewide annual conference.  For a sense of McGowan in action, we urge you watch her presentation at Mackinac, taped by Detroit Public TV.

If Detroit and Southeast Michigan are going to have a successful place in the future, we have to assure our workforce is ready for the changes ahead.

Please join us for this important conversation.