Technology & Craft

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Technology & Craft

By Matt Franks

How Did We Get Here?
The Path to Learning a Trade

“Today in America, fewer than 5 percent of young people train as apprentices, the overwhelming majority in the construction trades. In Germany, the number is closer to 60 percent—in fields as diverse as advanced manufacturing, IT, banking, and hospitality. And in Europe, what’s often called “dual training” is a highly respected career path.”

The Benefits of Learning by Example

The types of problems worth solving are changing.

What Will the Future Look Like?
My Personal Takeaway
Matt Franks
CEO, Modernist Studio
Matt Franks
CEO, Modernist Studio
Matt is the CEO, and a Partner, at Modernist Studio. He was previously a product owner and creative director at Blackboard. He is also an instructor at Austin Center for Design. His work focus includes social system design, mobile systems for both handsets and tablets, entertainment experiences for TV, web, and video, and strategic design thinking for large-scale system design and product rollout. He's been awarded patents and a silver IDEA award for Target’s ClearRX bottle.