Carter, C. J. (2013, October 21). How Soft Skills, Passion and Connection Can Promote Learning, Competence and Employability.

When you think about the skills and knowledge today’s students will need most in the future, what comes to mind? Schools traditionally place the majority of value on the academic skills students acquire in school. Employers, however, often cite communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, ingenuity, innovation, and risk-taking as the most sought after skills in new hires. Now, think of the things that a young person can do to promote those qualities. Three things came to mind when I asked myself this question: Gaming, athletics, music.

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