HP Innovation Journal Issue 10: Fall 2018 - Page 28

BETTER LEARNING CREATES BETTER OUTCOMES FOR ALL NATE H U RS T C hief S ustaina bilit y a n d S o cial I m p a c t O f f ice r, H P G U S SC H M E D LE N Vice Presid e nt of Wo rldwid e Ed u c atio n , H P If you’re reading this on your smartphone as you answer emails, tweet and schedule Uber Eats, you already know that technology enables completely new ways of working. You see how it has transformed our communications, lifestyle and industries. Yet we’re still in the infancy of tech innovation. According to our latest Megatrends report, the technologies that define modern life will soon be one billion times more powerful than they are today, shaping possibilities that haven’t yet been imagined. As technology evolves, learning and skill-building must evolve in lockstep. The generation now entering the workforce, Generation Z, was the first born into a world where Internet and smartphones exist. These digital natives will make up 36% of the global workforce by 2020, and they come with new expectations and a different style of working. The generation that follows, what some call Generation Alpha, will evolve even faster. Innovation Journal Issue Ten LEARNING TO BUILD FUTURE SKILLS Education must adapt to this dynamic reality and prepare students to thrive in tomorrow’s workforce. Teaching for unimagined jobs and industries requires that we equip learners with the skills to perpetually evolve, in areas like communications, creativity and collaboration. Classrooms and learning methods must be lean, flexible and ready to pivot to be able to prepare students for lifelong learning. Education is a major focus at HP. We are working to skill up the next generation of innovators that will lead HP and our customers’ companies in the decades to come. We’ve made a $20 million commitment aimed at enabling better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025. Since 2015, more than 14.5 million students and adult learners have benefited from HP’s education programs.