American Graduate On-Demand programming

American Graduate On-Demand programming

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 10:00pm

 Since early 2020, the world has been rocked by triple crises: the global pandemic, the ensuing economic disruptions, and the acknowledgement of long-existing racial inequities. With U.S. unemployment sky-high, a majority of Americans are concerned about the future. The usual ladders to security - education, hard work, life-long employment - appear to have broken down.

Watch On-Demand Part two of this three-part series that explores the monumental changes in the workplace continues with a look at robotics and AI.

In addition to illuminating the ongoing drivers for disruptions to the world of work – AI, robotics, platform technology, globalization, labor practices -- the pandemic has been a driver of change. Unemployment flipped from lowest in 50 years to highest in a century.

ICYMI: Watch On-Demand WXXI Education on June 8, 2021 at 7 PM ET for the American Graduate: Path to the Future virtual launch event. This multi-year initiative, from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The WNET Group, strives to help students explore and prepare for high-demand careers, including the 30 million open middle skill jobs that require a one-year occupational certificate or two-year associate degree. Watch On-Demand. 

Watch On-Demand VETERANS COMING HOME: CAREERS showcases veterans finding new career paths and adapting to the civilian work world in Local USA.

Watch On-Demand: Attend virtual graduation. Hear excerpts from commencement speeches and messages to the class of 2020 from a variety of public figures -- journalists, philanthropists, sports figures, historians, writers and performers - and from the students themselves.

JOURNEY TO JOBS is a one-hour special, presented as part of the American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative, public media’s commitment to help communities illuminate pathways to gainful employment in America. Explore local stories at: https://wxxi.org/grad

Watch On-Demand: Narrated by Academy-Award nominee Chris Cooper, this film follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities and how they navigate school, college and workforce.

Follow along as three young people explore what’s happening in the exciting world of skilled trades and learn about promising jobs where a four-year degree isn’t necessary.

Follow along as three young people explore what’s happening in their home state of Indiana and how these innovations will lead us all into the future. 

 
Syndicate content