were kids, my friends and I wanted to be firefighters, athletes, police
officers and teachers. These were the jobs that adults around us had. However,
it is safe to say that many of the jobs
in demand today did not exist 10 years ago and sometimes our college degrees
do not necessarily dictate our careers.
Let me give
you an example: when I received my degree in telecommunications, I received no
training in structured cabling. That came from my employer, where I worked for 15
is a 65
percent chance that my daughters’ future job does not yet exist. So you might ask yourself, are we educating our kids properly even
if we don’t know what kind of job they’ll have?
There are several
interesting proposals about how teaching should evolve, but this is not the forum
for an academic discussion. However, I think we will all agree that if we teach our children how to learn properly,
then we win half of our battle.
in this TED
Talks video state that terminology
and concepts are just the first step. The next step is to know how to organize
information. In our day-to-day lives, we must teach our children, preferably
through example, to think, to question every piece of information they get and to
assimilate the difficult-to-swallow stream of data they can access in an
intelligent way. Moreover, they need to learn to connect the dots. This is not
just a job for schools and teachers, but us as parents.
There is an
ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a
day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.” Well, to
teach anyone to learn enables him/her to do anything. A few days ago, I asked
my nine-year-old daughter to help me to wash the car. Since this task was new
for her, she Googled “How to wash a
is at our children’s fingertips; however, they’ll need our assistance to process
it intelligently, filter content and avoid being swamped.
of non-stop education is more commonplace for them than it was for us; however,
today’s professionals also have a lot of resources to access digestible
content. Coursera and other
websites are a big help. If you’re
looking for continuing education courses that focus on telecommunications, then
there’s no better place than the CommScope Infrastructure Academy. Our own in-house experts created content covering
topics such as: copper and fiber cabling, data centers, LTE and
broadband systems. Also, if your company purchased a Training
Passport, then you can access our courses for free.
miss this opportunity.