"Soft skills" are workforce readiness skills that are interpersonal in nature, which include personal qualities, characteristics, and attitudes. And according to recent data from U.S. employers, they are becoming the attributes that employers are looking for in candidates’ resumes.
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In the past several decades, huge progress has been made in closing the gender-equality gap, but they remain severely under-represented in the fast-growing STEM fields. How can we encourage women to pursue STEM education and careers to help fill critical (and well-paying) jobs and close the gap?
Although education has several key goals, most of us agree that K–12 education should help prepare students to be college and career ready. States are adopting revamped Career Technical Education (CTE) to ensure that students have access to rigorous, relevant, courses that will prepare them for both post-secondary education and the workforce.
In the past, education provided a surefire pathway to lifelong employment. That’s not true these days. Dr. John Gould of Drexel University's School of Education suggests that educators on every level must redesign learning so that students develop high-level creative and innovation skills.
The economy is changing—and education must change along with it in order to prepare students for success in the workforce. Career Technical Education (CTE) is one of the biggest and most promising trends in education for just that reason. But what do CTE courses actually encompass? And why all the hype about them? Let’s look at the numbers to understand.