International Door & Operator Industry

JAN-FEB 2018

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest News and Information from IDA! 72 International Door & Operator Industry™ MANAGEMENT (Continued from page 71) other trades that many fields… face worker shortages. Now California is spending $6 million on a campaign to revive the reputation of vocational education, and $200 million to improve the delivery of it." We basically need to rethink, retrain and reinvent the way we view and design education. While countries like India, South Korea and China are training their students in practical cutting-edge technology, we can't rely on traditional liberal arts degrees to succeed in the global economy. Krupnick goes on, "It's a cultural rebuild," said Randy Emery, a welding instructor at the College of the Sequoias in California's Central Valley. Emery said the decades-long national push for high school graduates to get bachelor's degrees left vocational programs with an image problem, and the nation's factories with far fewer skilled workers than needed. Commentary If our society is to survive into the next decade, it must adjust to the changes in skills required and education to meet those demands. If you are business owner, what can you do to encourage your workforce to consider further trade school training? If you are a Millennial (or a parent), what can you do to adjust to the changes in the next five years? If you are an educator, what can we do together to equip the next generation to be adept in the New World of work? Did you receive all of the practical skills that helped you in the business you are in today in your education process? If you could "do it all again," what more would you want to learn? What can you do to prepare the next generation for the world of tomorrow? Jim Mathis, IPCS, CSP, MDiv. is The Reinvention PRO™, an International Platform Certified Speaker, Certified Speaking Professional and best-selling author of Reinvention Made Easy: Change Your Strategy, Change Your Results. To subscribe to his free professional development newsletter, please send an email to: with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject. An electronic copy will be sent out to you every month. For more information on how Jim and his programs can benefit your organization or group, please call 888-688-0220, or visit his web site: © 2017 Jim Mathis, The Reinvention PRO™

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