Eclectic Curiosity

Renaissance Geeks

Posted on August 20th, 2005, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

The absolutely qualified high school graduate who can compete” for a good job in the 21st century will be a “renaissance geek,” the Region V director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Patrick Rea, said June 14.

That graduate will have a lifelong love of learning, both formal and informal, where the jobs he fills will likely need to be “learned, unlearned and relearned,” Rea said.

Quoting Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock and a self-described “futurist,” he said, “The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” …

His presentation was based on “21st Century Jobs and Entrepreneurship in the Midwest: A Study Capturing the Future of the Heartland’s Economic Landscape,” which was recently completed by his office.

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