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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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BGC: To increase the number of women of color in digital careers by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 14 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures

BGC: To increase the number of women of color in digital careers by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 14 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures

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When I served on the Board of a project based school I tried to convince teachers to use the Human Design Tool Kit as a framework for projects.  They were reluctant but I think that teachers who did this would change the world.

When I served on the Board of a project based school I tried to convince teachers to use the Human Design Tool Kit as a framework for projects. They were reluctant but I think that teachers who did this would change the world.

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The idea that telling children they're smart may be bad for motivation has been gaining increasing credibility. Instead, should we be praising effort -- something that is within their control -- motivating them to work harder?

The idea that telling children they're smart may be bad for motivation has been gaining increasing credibility. Instead, should we be praising effort -- something that is within their control -- motivating them to work harder?

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Startup Summer is an internship program that attracts the best students from top universities to work at a startup companies while learning critical skills and building relationships that will develop their entrepreneurial careers.

Startup Summer is an internship program that attracts the best students from top universities to work at a startup companies while learning critical skills and building relationships that will develop their entrepreneurial careers.

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We must not be self-centered when it comes to working. Different people face different challenges everyday. No matter soft or hard skills, we should inspire through others point of view. This will min the conflict in a group and max the productivity.

We must not be self-centered when it comes to working. Different people face different challenges everyday. No matter soft or hard skills, we should inspire through others point of view. This will min the conflict in a group and max the productivity.

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Teaching students to be gritty -- to constantly improve and push beyond their plateaus -- will ensure that they become leaders in whatever they end up pursuing.

Teaching students to be gritty -- to constantly improve and push beyond their plateaus -- will ensure that they become leaders in whatever they end up pursuing.

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“Every tech story is different. Every moment in history happens only once. All successful companies are successful in their own unique way. It’s your task to figure out what that future history will be.” – Peter Thiel

“Every tech story is different. Every moment in history happens only once. All successful companies are successful in their own unique way. It’s your task to figure out what that future history will be.” – Peter Thiel

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Ogilvy have a really innovation programme for engaging talented youth early. They recognised that many pupils lack the "soft" skills needed and may fail in exams, yet posses many desirable qualities  for an employer in the digital sector.

Ogilvy have a really innovation programme for engaging talented youth early. They recognised that many pupils lack the "soft" skills needed and may fail in exams, yet posses many desirable qualities for an employer in the digital sector.

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CoderDojo is a movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people.

CoderDojo is a movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people.

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Internet and mobile phones have literally brought Information so transparent that skills have really become a commodity .so we need to ask what skills young people need ? before asking how can we equip young people with the skills.
Internet and mobile phones have literally brought Information so transparent that skills have really become a commodity .so we need to ask what skills young people need ? before asking how can we equip young people with the skills.

Internet and mobile phones have literally brought Information so transparent that skills have really become a commodity .so we need to ask what skills young people need ? before asking how can we equip young people with the skills.

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I have been saying that I love this open education meme but what does it mean to HR---here's to hoping change is blowing in the wind!

I have been saying that I love this open education meme but what does it mean to HR---here's to hoping change is blowing in the wind!

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In recent times, in a network economy where communication and information is easy and available the one thing that really matters is the way in which this information is put together. Using creativity tools could give birth to Ideas like never before

In recent times, in a network economy where communication and information is easy and available the one thing that really matters is the way in which this information is put together. Using creativity tools could give birth to Ideas like never before

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