Hannah Grady Williams is the founder of d’Skills, a venture-capitalist-backed start-up that teaches motivated young adults the digital skills they’ll need to work in the real world. Utilizing immersive 10-week sprints, d’Skills propels learners towards impactful projects in tandem with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). In today’s Cloud Wars Live episode, Bob and Hannah explore how d’Skills is reshaping education and empowering Gen Z for success.
The Big Themes:
- d’Skills’ mission and focus: d’Skills is addressing a significant problem in the current education system. The obsolete education model fails to prepare students for the modern workforce. d’Skills aims to bridge the gap between traditional education and the demands of the future job market, with a focus on giving “native digitals” (Gen Z) the necessary skills to thrive in the age of AI.
- The state of education: The education system focuses on preparing students for standardized tests rather than cultivating essential life skills. AI’s ascent is reshaping industries, and the traditional educational model is struggling to keep up. Hannah emphasizes that schools are banning AI even as it becomes a crucial aspect of the workforce.
- Native digitals’ potential and perspective: Native digitals approach work, thinking, and playing from a foundation in the digital realm, extending into the physical realm, distinguishing them from previous generations. They possess a unique outlook that, when combined with AI tools, leads to innovative solutions.
The Big Quote: “Right now, parents are investing significant amounts of money in college readiness and test prep, and yet the degrees their kids are going to get are going to be irrelevant when they graduate.”
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