Science-Technology(SciTech) is replacing Faith-Data as the driving force in Man's world of productive employment. SciTech uses Scientific Principles and engineering to produce products, processes, tools and skill-sets that create more efficient ways of doing things that change our world and the way we live-in it — effectively creating a NEW world. Successfully coping with "NEW" requires learning how-to accept and employ the unfamiliar (aka, "adaptability").
McKinsey& Company and the Brookings Institution agree: Contextual/Conceptual Thinking, the core components of "Adaptability", are the UberSkills of the 21st Century.
"ADAPTABILITY” is the ultimate competitive advantage
in America's 21st Century workforce —
However,"Adaptability" is not taught in U.S. K–16 schools. Under the circumstances, it is more cost/time-efficient to offer appropriate skill-sets to the 40% of the students who are capable of achieving "adaptability" than it is to change K–16 schooling.
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— Learn how-to —
Manageyour life – successfully
bygaining a “competitive advantage”
inschool, work and socially in the 21st Century.
PathwaysToTech can prepare the uninitiated to
become successfully employed in the SciTech-driven
world of well-paying jobs with a future that is/will-be
driving the 21st Century US global economy. Actually,
the jobs are already here (U.S. BLS: 600,000 jobs).
Employers can't find qualified employees to fill them.
Plus, there are 2.5 million similar jobs coming during
the next 3 to 5 years Caveat:To Travel the "Pathways To Tech" you first
need to recognize the connection between SciTech
and today's US K–16 Data-transfer-based schooling
of STEM, Diplomas, Degrees, et al. There isn't any! Datais yesterday's news/skills that occurred in
yesterday's environment, which was helpful in the pre-
scientific, static world of the 20th Century -- but has
limited value in the SciTech-driven, competitive, chaotic
world of America's 21st Century -- "decades of change"
-- which will require "adaptability". Adaptability depends
on the complementary coordination of the major com-
ponents of human physiology that enable Contextual
Thinking (aka, "Thinking outside the Box").
The SciTech world requires "Thinking outside
the Box" and seeing the "Big Picture". The Big Picture
is not a collection of isolated, little pictures (as offered
in US K–16 schooling), but a collection of complemen-
tary, collaborative activities whose interaction creates a
whole that is greater than the sum of its parts — hence,
an emergent entity with synergy. That emergent entity
is a Contextual Thinking, collaborative human being, as
apposed to the conventional, Critical Thinking human
being who is rewarded in US K–16 schooling — which
will continue to provide America with service, support
and public employees. Dealing with a SciTech-based
Big Picture, with its shifting landscape and flexible,
unwritten rules, requires a new skill --"adaptability". AcquiringSciTech-level "adaptability"
begins with learning how our Physiology controls our
capabilities and our competencies — which dictate
our options and opportunities. We need to know how
our physiology is organized and functions to reduce our
knowledge to "the least we need to know.
"Thinkingoutside the Box" is a common reference. But,
what is "the Box"? The biggest Box is US K–16, data-based
schooling that dances to the tune of "Rote–Regurgitate–
Replicate" to the beat of "Conform–Comply–or–GoodBye".
Theleast you need to know to seque into the SciTech
world where "adaptability" is the ultimate competitive
advantage is — How to see the Big Picture, accepting and
adapting to Thinking outside the Box, and collaboration. Learninghow-to manage, modify and optimize the core
components of our human physiology is presented as
"supplemental schooling" in PathwaysToTech's non-
disruptive innovation that does not conflict with anything
taught in current US K–16 data-based/driven schooling..
Sincethe human "brains" are the overall "controllers"
of our physiology and financial future, we start there.
Caveat: Because there are so-many things to-know in today's world —
all knowledge presented on PathwaysToTech is "The least you need to know" to make a constructive decision or launch a productive course of action that will enable you to obtain and sustain employment in the SciTech workforce. Delineating "the least you need to know" follows this Procedure(PDF; 1 page)
PART 1:Meetthe 21st Century’s Communication Technology
for instructions on how to participate in Free sessions.
Three FREE Quorum/Forums Two 1-hour sessions each (Mon. & Wed. or Tues. & Thurs.)
#1:“Bringing the 'Right' Brain on-line” — We would guess that you do not know that you have 3 brains, much less which is your CPU or which stores and runs your cultural software, and how they can be up-graded. Humans have 3 brains, 6 primary structural systems, 3 memory banks, 16 sensory receptors, and 3 interpreters that dictate human aptitudes. Aptitudes influence Attitude. Attitude controls success in life. Attitude is an exercise in Free Will. Being aware of the "mechanics" of being human is the "least you need to know" to be a competent, competitive human being in the SciTech world.
VisceptualGraphic of: "The Human Physiology of Learning/Thinking/
Doing" — that controls "Adaptability". Adaptability controls our future.
in school, work and socially in the 21st Century's
SciTech-driven U.S. economy: Starts Here —
PathwaysToTech offers 3 "Protocols" that provide students with the necessary how-to capabilities for developing 21st Century SciTech skill-sets and competencies for successfully qualifying for SciTech's well-paying jobs with a future ($16-$32-$68/hour take-home). Protocols consist of 1-hour quorum/forum sessions, 2 times a week, for 26 weeks. PathwaysToTech'sprotocols award Degrees of Competence to participants who successfully complete the protocol. A Degrees of Competence testifies to what the holder "can-do" in terms SciTech employers will respect and employ. The employer will understand that: 1) The applicant knows how to connect-the-dots and create "Big Picture" perspectives -- leading to self-imposed quality control. 2) Applicant's "adaptability" fits into their company's work-flow faster, reducing the cost of hiring/training.
Protocol #1: Acquiring "Adaptability" —
Skill-Set #1: "How to Raise your test-scores by
bringing the 'Right' Brain on-line". Test-scoresdrive Life in America. Students/employees can learn how-to raise their standardized test-scores (NAEP, ACT, SAT, Certification, Qualification, Classification, etc.) 12% to 16%. "How-to raise your test-scores by bringing the 'Right' Brain on-line" consists of 3 classes, 1-hour each on alternating weekdays. That's 3 hours. "As my grandfather used to say -- a boy can do it as well as a man if he only knows how." Class Overview(PDF; 1 page)
Wesupply schools/campuses with recruiting Materials
that they can handout or post, which can fill their classes:
The PathwaysToTech -- Go through Supplemental Schooling and can be traveled at different times, at different speeds, meeting performance standards, at participant's convenience, and some caveats. Traveling the PathwaysToTech is a do-it-yourself (DIY) series of complementary collaborations..
Protocol #1: Acquiring Adaptability
The6 skill-sets that build “adaptability”
Skill-Set#1: Raise your test-scores by bringing the 'Right' Brain on-line. Having the 'Right' Brain on-line is a "must" in SciTech.
Skill-Set#2: Enhance verbal/visual/graphic communication skills and calculating capabilities to SciTech collaborative workplace levels. Skill-Set#3: Expand recall-on-demand knowledge and reference capabilities. We only learn from discussions that engage both speakers and listeners. Learn how-to convert a lecture into a discussion. Skill-Set#4: Tune up physiology and mental acuity capabilities. Accelerate recognition, reaction and appropriate response competencies. Skill-Set#5: Putting a situation/circumstance into perspective by acquiring "Contextual Thinking" skills. Contextual Thinking is the core competency in connecting-the-dots to build a "Big Picture" and is the root of adaptability and attitude modulation.
Skill-Set#6: Develop those Collaboration capabilities that are the rules-of-the-road to independence and success in the 21st Century SciTech workplace. Develop gender-based collaboration skills. Learn how to build synergy.
DougMcMillon,Wal-Mart Inc.'s new CEO, said he is going to incorporate "Silicon-Valley-esque metabolism" into Wal-Mart's workforce to improve productivity and profits. Pathways To Tech can do that for both individuals and a community's workforce.
there are 2 significant caveats. •Students define and submit their
PathwaysToTech is for individuals and/or comunities --
•Individuals who want to participate in the 21st Century U.S. SciTech-driven workforce of well-paying, jobs with a future. ($16 – $32 – $68/hour paycheck) •Communities that want to attract companies to their community whose pay scales can raise their residents average HHI, and get the Federal Government to fully fund SciTech workforce development. •The moot question: Are local residents entitled to a tangible ROI on their annual tax investment in their local schools?
PathwaysToTech can be offered at three levels: 1)A Community College can offer PathwaysToTech at
its Campus Career Centers -- providing students with
access to SciTech's well-paying jobs with a future, while
doubling the number graduates who matriculate to a
university. ($16 - $32 - $68/hour take-home) 2)At a High School "Cluster", consisting of a senior
high school and its middle school affiliates (grades 7-12),
where PathwaysToTech can double the number of the
high school's graduates who score over '24' ACT scores;
triple the number of a 8th grade and 12th grade students
who score Level 4 & 5 on NAEP tests; and perhaps
double the number of high school graduates who are
awarded an accredited high school diploma, while
reducing the drop-out rate of boys by 70%. 3)County-wide private, non-profit or fraternal
groups with multiple facilities can collaborate and
raise all students' options and opportunities, both