Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs That Don't Even Exist Yet

  • 6h 51m 32s
  • Michelle R. Weise
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2022

A visionary guide for the future of learning and work

Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs That Don't Even Exist Yet offers listeners a fascinating glimpse into a near-future where careers last 100 years, and education lasts a lifetime. The book makes the case that learners of the future are going to repeatedly seek out educational opportunities throughout the course of their working lives—which will no longer have a beginning, middle, and end. Long Life Learning focuses on the disruptive and burgeoning innovations that are laying the foundation for a new learning model that includes clear navigation, wraparound and funding supports, targeted education, and clear connections to more transparent hiring processes.

Written by the former chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network's Institute for the Future of Work, the book examines:

  • How will a dramatically extended lifespan affect our careers?
  • How will more time in the workforce shape our educational demands?
  • Will a four-year degree earned at the start of a 100-year career adequately prepare us for the challenges ahead?

About the Author

Michelle R. Weise is a thought leader and author in the field of the future of work and education. Her writing has appeared in the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business Review. She previously served as the Chief Innovation Officer of Strada Education Network, which is a social impact organization dedicated to forging clearer and more purposeful pathways between education and employment for millions more Americans.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - A 100-YearWork Life
  • Chapter 2 - The Theories Behind the End of College
  • Chapter 3 - The Future of Workers, the Future of Us
  • Chapter 4 - Seamless On- and Off-Ramps
  • Chapter 5 - Navigating Our Next Job Transition
  • Chapter 6 - Wraparound Supports
  • Chapter 7 - Targeted Education
  • Chapter 8 - Integrated Earning and Learning
  • Chapter 9 - Transparent and Fairer Hiring
  • Chapter 10 - Getting Started: Taking Root
  • Conclusion