Is Morality a Better Market Skills Than Coding?

Is morality a better market skill than coding?

Reported by EAB, panelists at the recent Qatar Foundation conference argued that philosophy, ethics and morality will be the skillsets of the most successful global workers, not coding or programming.

Similar arguments from writers like Seth Godin have suggested that since Americans will never win the low-cost coding game, how do we make sure we’re winner the leadership game?

The takeaway? The market is always changing. And it’s hard to predict the in-demand skills ten years out. So how do we make sure we’re retaining the classics of a liberal arts education, teaching both the market-demand hard skills, and evergreen soft skills necessary to thrive in both today’s and tomorrow’s workforces.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.