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Skills & Training

Help us identify new types of ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills that today’s young people might need to succeed in the workplace, and the ways in which they’re being acquired.

As new sectors and technologies emerge, there’s also a need to develop skills beyond those traditionally taught within formal education and training. What are some skills – soft and hard – you have encountered that you think are important for young people to acquire in order to succeed in the workplace?

New training and learning models are also emerging that help people to acquire and sharpen their skills outside of their formal education. We’d love you to share any examples you’ve seen of new and inspiring ways to develop soft or hard skills that are happening beyond the classroom.

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Let's expand entrepreneurship education from its current enterprise development focus to one that encourages students to learn and practice a process that will help them make better informed decisions regarding any change scenario in their lives.

Let's expand entrepreneurship education from its current enterprise development focus to one that encourages students to learn and practice a process that will help them make better informed decisions regarding any change scenario in their lives.

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Like the Shine project in the UK  (http://www.shine.nhc.ac.uk) we should facilitate the birth of scalable local companies that can be run by students to help them develop missing the skills, and build up their confidence and their reputation.

Like the Shine project in the UK (http://www.shine.nhc.ac.uk) we should facilitate the birth of scalable local companies that can be run by students to help them develop missing the skills, and build up their confidence and their reputation.

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Individuals often lack belief and confidence in their abilities. Simply reviewing the cycle 'belief-behave-become' analysing what this looks, sounds and feels like can help individuals realise the impact they create.

Individuals often lack belief and confidence in their abilities. Simply reviewing the cycle 'belief-behave-become' analysing what this looks, sounds and feels like can help individuals realise the impact they create.

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Deep in our primal brain we are taught NOT to fail. Often in school there are direct consequences to exploration and failure. Incorporate principles of choreographed energy & failure in the beginning students would be much more prepared for reali

Deep in our primal brain we are taught NOT to fail. Often in school there are direct consequences to exploration and failure. Incorporate principles of choreographed energy & failure in the beginning students would be much more prepared for reali

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Kickstarter is a website where projects receive crowd-based funding to bring people's ideas and concepts to production.  Kickstarter handles the micro-investments, vets projects, and hosts a social space to communicate directly with investors.

Kickstarter is a website where projects receive crowd-based funding to bring people's ideas and concepts to production. Kickstarter handles the micro-investments, vets projects, and hosts a social space to communicate directly with investors.

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A a social design programme tailormade to connect and inspire participants.  Through situated learning young people mix with professionals to improve livelihood - together.  Working interdependently, participants gain new insights and connect ideas.

A a social design programme tailormade to connect and inspire participants. Through situated learning young people mix with professionals to improve livelihood - together. Working interdependently, participants gain new insights and connect ideas.

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Employers see new graduates as people without a lot of work experience, in order to give employers the confidence that you are a good asset you need to show proof.  My recommendation is to take on challenges.

Employers see new graduates as people without a lot of work experience, in order to give employers the confidence that you are a good asset you need to show proof. My recommendation is to take on challenges.

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Many graduates thinks that they only need the knowledge about different processes to be good professionals, but the truth is that the social relationships are as important as the things learned in class.

Many graduates thinks that they only need the knowledge about different processes to be good professionals, but the truth is that the social relationships are as important as the things learned in class.

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