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Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help
Say better education needed to prepare students for 21st century jobs, pace
Participants on a panel Thursday on “21st century skills for a 21st century workforce” were, from left, Michael Robertson, director of the Technology Association of Georgia; Gilda Lyon, STEM coordinator, Georgia Department of Education; Major Charlie Lewis, executive officer, U.S. Army Cyber Training Battalion, Fort Gordon; and Valarie Mackey, IT global performance leader, the Coca-Cola Company. About 100 people attended the seminar in Atlanta.
Learning new materials and ideas quickly and working directly with industry in the classroom were twin emphases Thursday at a seminar on the 21st century workforce. The panel of four people said over and over that the biggest need in the business world is for people who can “learn how to learn new things quickly,” “Business moves quickly. Education moves slowly,” said Michael Robertson, director of Technology Association of Georgia.