Shaping the Future of Work: Living, Learning, and Earning Longer

Shaping the Future of Work: Living, Learning, and Earning Longer

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Shaping the Future of Work: Living, Learning, and Earning Longer

Join a live conversation about longevity in workplaces and the factors allowing workers to learn and earn longer than ever before. Co-hosted by 
PBS Future of Work, the AARP, and Working Nation and part of the WXXI American Graduate offerings

We’re at a unique time in our history, when increased longevity and technological innovation are changing in ways that earlier generations could never have dreamed possible. Demographers talk about some businesses employing a five-generation workforce. People are living longer and often have less physically demanding jobs. Many need to continue earning a living well past the traditional retirement age or want to work as a way to be engaged and contribute to making society better.

We’ve grown up with a model in which retirement represents freedom from work. But for many today, a better model is the freedom to work.

Older people today are focused on what they need as well as on what they want. They want a job that not only pays the bills but allows them to pursue the kind of lifestyle they desire. Many have embraced new technologies that make it possible to work anywhere at any time.

The future of work must leverage age diversity as a competitive advantage towards success.

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This conversation is based on the PBS documentary series, Future of Work, which explores how the world of work—and the American Dream—is changing. This event will feature clips from the documentary’s accompanying digital series, which examines how the current economic and health crises are impacting long-term employment trends for entry-level and early career workers.

Watch  Future of Work On-Demand a three part series, which originally airn on WXXI & PBS September 1-15th. 

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About WXXI Education's American Graduate Work

WXXI has been part of the national American Graduate over a number of phases. During the past several years, WXXI has collaborated with regional partners to advance education and career readiness in the region by building awareness of career pathways to attain “good jobs.” WXXI has produced over 30 local content videos focused in-demand career sectors that require training beyond high school but less than a four-year degree to get started in the field. 

WXXI's American Graduate work emphasizes:

• Thousands of in-demand jobs that go unfilled in our region
• Accessing careers through training, apprenticeship, professional certificates,
associates programs, and on-the-job training
• Sharing inspiring stories of how people found their career pathway
in our region and how individuals can get started pursuing a career and continue to learn
• Connecting to resources to research new career options
• Local hands-on career events, industry tours, career days and job fairs
• Connecting with career counselors at educational sites and one-stop job centers and workforce resources to make connections for students

• WXXI connects schools, libraries, out of school programs, parents, youth and young adults with career exploration resources in the region that are free to all such as: 

Learn More About: WXXI Education | WXXI American Graduate