The conversation looked at what’s going on in the world today and what the future looks like for the next generations in regards to education and the workforce. Are our kids being prepared for the ever advancing technology based job market? Are the arts and humanities a thing of the past? Is Technology, Math, and Science the paths to the future?
Refreshingly addressed early in the conversation, was the fact that the fields based on Math, Science and Technology, rely on the creatives to bring in other view points, to think differently and work together to achieve an end results. That it is the mindset of seeing the subjects as one or another is the problem. Rather then segregating the arts and sciences during the education process, they should be incorporated and blended. Exposing the youth to the understanding of how the skills they spend the first quarter of their lives learning really do factor into their future. How physics and math are important to art and design and vice versa.
The event’s panel consisted of Deborah Neff, the director of operations at Tampa Bay WAvE; Larry Thompson, the president of Ringling College of Art and Design; Terry Boehm, the president of the Pinellas Education Foundation; Wit Ostrenko, the president of the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa; and Larry Langebrake, the Director of SRI International’s regional laboratory in St. Petersburg.
There is so much going on in the Tampa Bay area, it’s exciting to see and be part of the shaping of it’s future.
Team Chais at Chais Realty
Phone: (813) 928-4308