–Getty We asked senior executives from various businesses to consider in Today’s classrooms aren’t preparing students for tomorrow’s jobs. That’s a broad statement, but in most schools it is the reality. Education looks very much the same–with a few tweaks around the borders –as it has for years, yet company and business’s concept of what”job” resembles is evolving in a dynamic rate. Almost 50% of today’s jobs will not even be choices for pupils by 2033 as these occupations become automatic, based on an Oxford University study. Along with also a recent RAND report on reimagining the workforce development pipeline for the 21st century discovered that companies are already struggling to find workers with the skills they need, such as imagination, problem-solving, and much more. The report notes that only 33 percent of employers in a recent survey agreed that academic institutions were enrolls students with the knowledge to fulfill their demands. But how are schools supposed to teach the skills required for this upcoming office, once the picture of what that would look like stays fuzzy? Education Week asked a few of the most significant and fastest-growing businesses in the United States how schools can prepare students to be a crucial part of their future work. We asked senior executives from those firms this query:”If you could design one course to put in large schools around High school students will meet in the science and art design skills workshops the country, what is it and what would it look like?” In some cases, the answers might be what you’d expect: a focus on cybersecurity, engineering, cash management. In other circumstances, however, business executives were looking for more”soft skills” which can help a worker be successful in any kind of setting–an emphasis on kindness, creativity, communication, and even an introduction to Zen Buddhism. Here are a few of the top answers (edited for clarity and brevity) for our query. If your company could design 1 course to place in high schools across the nation, what would it be and what would it look like? Mail [email protected] with a high executive’s ideas for designing a high school class to prepare students in the future of work. > Abbott healthcare Mary Moreland, executive vice president, human resources We are a health care technology firm that innovates products which help people have better and healthier lives. That’s a high bar and accomplishing it doesn’t come without the capacity to look at all sides of an issue, consider potential issues and mold solutions. We’d love to see high school students take a course focusing on critical thinking skills and building proficiency in recognizing how one choice affect another. You can predict the course”Creativity and Complex Problem Solving” and it would put pupils in real-world Conditions where they must problem solve