We all want our children to have the best education, get the best degrees, find the best jobs, and settle down in life. The world is moving in another direction. Education prepares our children for the industry. However, most of the present-day jobs did not even exist 10 years ago. The future is moving even quicker.
College degrees help people find jobs. However, major corporations, such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and even traditional companies, such as Home Depot and Hilton Hotels do not require new recruits to have college degrees anymore. What these trendsetters do now, will likely be the norm for a few years from now when our children today will be working toward making their dreams come true.
So, are we doing the right thing when we tell our children to focus on performing well in exams, get good grades, and go to college? While it is very important, focusing on developing skills that will help them excel in an uncertain future is far more critical for their success.