Why Micro colleges are mushrooming in the cities?
Old jobs are getting obsolete very fast in the changing times of new technological innovations.
An example of this kind of obsolete job is the ‘Leveling tool’. With the invention of ‘level app’, once you can download the app on your smartphone, suddenly you no longer needed that tool and eroded the entire labor ecosystems dependent on the tool, overnight. There will no longer be a need for people to, make products such as aluminum frames or small glass bulbs; to assemble it; a retail stores to carry it. When a user downloads an app, all such jobs disappear.
This dynamic works the other way too. As in the case of Facebook’s purchase of Oculus Rift. The amount of job postings for virtual reality designers skyrocketed as a ‘new well paying job’ was created, but firms had trouble to fill such positions, because very few professionals actually have the requisite skill sets.
So there should be a system that can turn labor out of one job to labor for another ‘new type of job.’ But there are no established system in place which can help workers to grow at the pace of evolving technology when they come out of an old job. Futurist Thomas Frey feels that the workers of the future like in 2040, will have to retool their careers, as many as six times, throughout their lives.
2040, will have to retool their careers, as many as six times, throughout their lives.
Thus there is a need to create a systems for reemploying people at a far greater rate than before as the jobs are going to transition in several different ways, that we don’t even understand now. Such learning is not possible through traditional universities, and this is where micro-colleges such as Da Vinci Coders and the likes, come in and which offers programming training, to fill up the gap of labor for the new jobs.
These specialized micro colleges can be lean and flexible. They can afford to change its courses according to the current demands of the job market. And so they might lead the learning environment of the future.