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Because education is – now – more accessible than ever.

 

“Schools teach you the underlying skills of what to learn, but now in the changing world it’s the default to change ourselves and continue to learn.”

– MasterClass CEO David Rogier

 

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.

 

In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a particular subject will no longer suffice for many of us anyway. As robots and automation sweep the global workforce, hundreds of millions of people—the majority of whom do not have the time or money to go pick up a brand-new four-year degree—will have to ‘re-skill’ in order to land new jobs.

 

By Amy X. Wang for Quartz

 

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