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Taking the uphill out of upskill

After earning a Wharton MBA, Jake Schwartz started a company to disrupt business schools - and provide people with tech skills for today's digital economy.

Published Fri, Mar 9, 2018 · 09:50 PM
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IT IS a widely reported phenomenon of the strange times we live in - we are digitally connected in ways that previous generations could never have imagined and yet young people are growing up feeling lonelier and more isolated than ever before.

It certainly doesn't help that traditional sources of community and stability, such as work, have also become more uncertain today amid technological disruption. In fact, the very notion of a lifelong career itself has come under question. Anyone working or entering the workforce today is expected to be nimble enough to adapt to change at every corner. You have to constantly stay on your toes and keep your skills relevant and future-proof. After all, the robots might come for your job anytime.

In short, it's a scary world out there for a young person. General Assembly founder Jake Schwartz certainly knows it, and he has a plan to help.

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