Technology is currently not at the forefront of how work-integrated learning is designed and this is something educators need to address.
Work Integrated Learning includes placements, internships and work experience. It is increasing as students are expected to be more work-ready and to contribute to the economy post-graduation.
Rust Belt youth often want to stay near home but can't find jobs. The key may be in educational initiatives that help young people find and acquire the jobs that are already readily available.
Students at American universities are spending more and more years on completing their PhDs, only to find there are fewer and fewer tenure-track jobs.