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Education isn’t everything, but it’s close

Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor of, Founder and former CEO, JP Industries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial corporation, Adjunct Professor(ret.), Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

Review and evaluate schools  from MIT to the local community college in asserting the importance of learning—from the most advanced science lab to technical training that might make an “obsolete” factory to an  employ getting a job again. Use, in detail, the JPI retraining scheme as a microcosmic example of the path we need to think in at all levels during a time of sweeping workplace transition. This summary is lame compared to the relevant chapter in the reference below.

“The Technology Imperative: What Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Really Means in the 21st Century”, John Psarouthakis, Gavdos Press, October 2012.
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JP-pic 2Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor, The Business Thinker; Founder and former CEO JPIndustries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial corporation. CV Click here

The changes in culture, markets, and technologies experienced by manufacturing has had a rippling effect into to those institutions charged by societies with the integration of new knowledge.  

As we move on further into the 21st century, if we look closely at our university systems we will see that they have, in effect, “reinvented” themselves. Universities are  coming to terms in a very proactive sense, with the whole problem of technology change, technology transfer, and the rapid commercialization of technology into useful products and processes.

One way in which this is manifesting itself is the ever increasing exchanges of money, people, and ideas between the university and the industrial sector.

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ZanierisPetros (N) Zenieris ACTASupply Chain Management Trainer & Associate Lecturer; ACTA certified – Supporting companies achieve their set goals.

The most important element prior to any preparation for the active learning should be the analysis and the clear understanding of your learners’ profile.
It will provide you (the facilitator) with vital and important information about learners’ background and knowledge as well as it will also enable you to make any required adjustments to your training program to suit your learners’ needs.

The arrangement of your training venue i.e. the set up of furniture and equipment also plays a very important role in the learning activity as it will create a conducive learning environment for learners to concentrate and actively participate to it.

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