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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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Maximize sustainable innovation for companies and value in a student intern experience by implementing methods through which both students and employees work together to identify and propose opportunities for improvement and innovation.

Maximize sustainable innovation for companies and value in a student intern experience by implementing methods through which both students and employees work together to identify and propose opportunities for improvement and innovation.

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knowing the filed you are meant to be within is the most critical thing in your life .. so one should first find himself .

knowing the filed you are meant to be within is the most critical thing in your life .. so one should first find himself .

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BUILD engages struggling high schoolers to imagine, design and run their own businesses. Not only do they provide valuable entrepreneurship shills, it engages at-risk kids and encourages them to stay in school.

BUILD engages struggling high schoolers to imagine, design and run their own businesses. Not only do they provide valuable entrepreneurship shills, it engages at-risk kids and encourages them to stay in school.

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It's a world where skills required in the workplace are both diverse and continually changing. So what if you never learned about user interface or programming languages in school. If you need it on the job, learn it online! For free!

It's a world where skills required in the workplace are both diverse and continually changing. So what if you never learned about user interface or programming languages in school. If you need it on the job, learn it online! For free!

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"EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free."

"EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free."

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For the past ten years Microsoft has been helping students reach their dreams and potential in technology through the Imagine Cup http://www.imaginecup.com/

For the past ten years Microsoft has been helping students reach their dreams and potential in technology through the Imagine Cup http://www.imaginecup.com/

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Skillshare is a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone. We believe that everyone has something they want to learn and something they can teach to others. This means our communities are really the greatest universities.

Skillshare is a community marketplace to learn anything from anyone. We believe that everyone has something they want to learn and something they can teach to others. This means our communities are really the greatest universities.

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In "The Art of Living," a first-year Introduction to the Humanities course, three humanities professors from Stanford examine great works of philosophy and literature to explore what it might take to lead a well-lived life.

In "The Art of Living," a first-year Introduction to the Humanities course, three humanities professors from Stanford examine great works of philosophy and literature to explore what it might take to lead a well-lived life.

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Young people researched the best ideation methods then they encourage other young people to join workshops to solve problems for housing associations and youth clubs.

Young people researched the best ideation methods then they encourage other young people to join workshops to solve problems for housing associations and youth clubs.

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The CMES schools in Bangladesh teach kids craftsmanship and basic business skills. During school, kids can sell their crafts to raise money for their families and school fees. After school, they are equipped to run small businesses in their villages.

The CMES schools in Bangladesh teach kids craftsmanship and basic business skills. During school, kids can sell their crafts to raise money for their families and school fees. After school, they are equipped to run small businesses in their villages.

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Traditional classroom learning (1_to_many) is changed from locked in a classroom and placed on the internet. Homework which is normally done by oneself at home is made collaborative in the classroom. What else can be flipped!

Traditional classroom learning (1_to_many) is changed from locked in a classroom and placed on the internet. Homework which is normally done by oneself at home is made collaborative in the classroom. What else can be flipped!

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Moxie Camp will be in NYC June 29-July 1, 2012 and empower emerging female leaders to  get up on their feet, practice sharing their vision and voice, receive hands on coaching, and get comfortable in their power to create big-time social impact.

Moxie Camp will be in NYC June 29-July 1, 2012 and empower emerging female leaders to get up on their feet, practice sharing their vision and voice, receive hands on coaching, and get comfortable in their power to create big-time social impact.

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There is an increasing need to train young people on entrepreneurship and four pillars (creativity; happiness; sustainability; generalist).

There is an increasing need to train young people on entrepreneurship and four pillars (creativity; happiness; sustainability; generalist).

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Sugata Mitra presenting a new way how we could successfully approach teaching and learning by applying group work and self organizing learning already in a young age.

Sugata Mitra presenting a new way how we could successfully approach teaching and learning by applying group work and self organizing learning already in a young age.

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My daughter went to Garehime and ran her own business in 1st grade. She took that experience and sold crayons to a birthday party provider.

My daughter went to Garehime and ran her own business in 1st grade. She took that experience and sold crayons to a birthday party provider.

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