In this episode of the Econ Dev Show, Dane talks with Nate Clayberg CEcD.
Nate Clayberg's approach to education is all about getting students ready for a future job market, including careers that might not even exist yet. With his varied experience in fields like broadcasting, sports, and economic development, Clayberg sees the importance of changing the way education is delivered. He suggests moving away from the traditional classroom focus and instead, developing skills that are versatile and crucial for a wide range of future jobs.
Clayberg emphasizes starting career exploration early. He believes in exposing students to a variety of job options, especially those in their local areas, to expand their understanding of possible career paths. This is vital in connecting what they learn in school to real-world scenarios. He advocates for an education that involves hands-on, project-based learning, where students work on actual problems faced by businesses. This method makes learning...
Peter Hostrawser took full advantage of getting his Valpo University education paid to earn a degree in broadcasting but realized that wasn’t what he was wired for. Even though his father told him not to do it, he aspired to the classroom.
As an active high school business teacher, Peter has found that he isn’t a “check the box” teacher. He has taken a growth mindset to influence entrepreneurship methods to build skills and a portfolio to head into life after high school.
He believes that learning doesn’t end in school but continues throughout your life. He is taking learning from K to Gray.
And he has been called by his students as the Gary Vaynerchuk of education.
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How did we get through 40 episodes? It began as an idea that took off in 2022 to talk to people from around the globe in different professions, bringing new stories and connections that have impacted a lot of listeners.
Talking to 15 different people over Season 3 also brought some essential advice about how your professional network is a trait that impacted each of these people’s lives personally and professionally. It also continues to hold through where people think they will be and doesn’t head that way in their work.
Season 3 will continue to have guests sharing their stories about their work and the pathways they followed to get there. But we will do more solo episodes where we will dive further into answering questions that students have asked me over the last year on developing their pathway in life after high school.
"What questions do your children have about choosing a path after high school?"
This is a question I have been asking students over the last couple of months when I hold my regular Career Discovery Workshop with the CAPS programs of Northeast Iowa.
Many of the answers I would get from these 17 and 18-year-olds didn't surprise me.
However, there were answers I did not expect to hear.
I found that these students have had these questions in their heads but didn't know who to talk to about these questions or even if they could ask them.