The Skills Gap: But What Skills?

What kind of preparation do we need for our next generation workforce? In our beta culture, can  we even predict what jobs will look like?  Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO encourages a broader focus on education–one that includes apprenticeships. Many of the skills needed for technology, engineering, and entrepreneurship will require training up–meaning that specific skill acquisition happens prior to hiring. Apprenticeships offer an opportunity for workers to hone the highly transferrable soft skills like problem solving, critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills to a workplace culture. Check out his article:

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