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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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Initiatives like Khan Academy are providing online training, in many academic areas, to everyone. As skills training becomes open and democratised, how can academic institutions gain an edge?

Initiatives like Khan Academy are providing online training, in many academic areas, to everyone. As skills training becomes open and democratised, how can academic institutions gain an edge?

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