The animated video “Success in the New Economy” was created to help you, your family, your students, and your institution be prepared for tomorrow’s labor market realities. It is a compelling case for students to receive both a hands-on, technical training and a theoretical, classic education as part of a balanced approach to life and career preparation. With over 1 Million views, the impact of the video has launched a grass-roots movement that is data-driven, student centered, and changing the way people think about education. It has resulted in keynote presentations, educator training sessions from coast to coast,and the development of other customized animation videos. America has a skills gap. Only by transparently discussing education, workforce training, and policy changes can we make systemic shifts for the betterment of our regional economies.