Living in Exponential Times: Salt Lake County Mayor Delivers Keynote Speech at BEAU Graduation
Here at Broadview Entertainment Arts University (BEAU), great pains are taken to make sure our students are provided with the most up-to-date hardware and software. To illustrate how much effort is put in, over this past year alone, BEAU has installed a new game art lab, invested in a large scale printer/scanner, installed apple TVs in almost every classroom, become an AVID learning partner (which involved upgrades to all audio software and equipment), invested in an additional drawing lab, installed a new MAC lab, and much more. Our faculty and staff are huge advocates for providing our students with the latest technology because experience has taught us how quickly technology is moving, and that we must always work to stay with it.
This issue of continued learning was emphasized at our most recent graduation when our keynote speaker, the Mayor of Salt Lake County Ben McAdams, addressed graduates and those who had come to see them about the “exponential times we live in.” Sighting examples like “the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004,” and, “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Mayor McAdams speech applauded our graduates in their efforts to keep moving forward.
Our graduates are a true testament to BEAU’s program. They worked hard through a carefully cultivated curriculum designed to give them the demanding hard and soft skills they need to succeed in today’s ever evolving workplace. Congratulations to Kacy Shearer, Christina Wyatt, Michael Shuman and Aaron Okura.