Bringing Workplace Technology Skills To General Education Systems

10 August 2017
 Categories: Education & Development, Blog


A well-rounded student sounds good on paper and is certainly a standard to work towards, in tough economic times, and difficult career choices can leave well-rounded students with a lot of potential going in no direction. There are many disciplines to choose from, but one particularly lucrative and non-committal career and study path has been changing the world for the better. Here are a few ways to deliver tech industry learning to general education students in a way that doesn't jeopardize bigger learning plans or bind students into something they may not like in the long term:

Technical Support Through Self Service

The service industry is always growing. Automation threatens many jobs as automated processes, robots, and lower failure rates reduce the need to hire more people, but much of the automation debate has missed the changes in technical support. Automation is already here for tech support, and people still need help, even as more children who grew up in the age of home computers become adults and professionals.

Technical support training can be established by teaching students how to service their own systems. This has many benefits, especially since more education systems are using technology as normal parts of the teaching experience.

There will always be an error or unique situation that requires a true tech guru, but many educational media programs can be enhanced with a troubleshooting section. Instead of just listing off the numbers to call and emails to contact when a problem happens, integrate how to use and troubleshoot different modules as part of the lesson plan.

Programming And Creative Thinking

Technical support is all about repairing and maintenance, while the program is about creation. There are multiple tiers to each industry ranging from entry level to senior engineer, but programming is a bit harder to earn money with at a low level of experience.

A person could start earning fast food salaries or more with just a semester of technical support training, but programming may take a year to simply establish the ground rules and best practices before even thinking about earning money. For this reason, you should ask an educational media professional about programming course designs.

An educational media solutions professional can help you find different learning aid designs that ease students into programming. Coding can be intimidating at first glance, so any way to give students who may not have tech excitement a way to slip into some casual code knowledge could open up interest.

The time investment for the student is a bit higher, but you can still make programming an option that doesn't take away years of a person's life without knowing whether they're willing to make it a long-term commitment. Contact an educational media solutions professional to discuss lesson plans and study structure for tech learning at a more casual pace.