As the economy improves, the U.S. is seeing hundreds of thousands of jobs available for graduates to fill. Sadly, almost half of the employers in a recent survey said they failed to fill those vacancies due to lack of basic communication and leadership skills displayed in recent graduates. In other words, the jobs are ready but the graduates are not.
A study released in 2011 by The Institute for the Future identified key skills needed in the future workforce.
Those skills include:
- Social intelligence: Ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way
- Adaptive thinking: Ability to come up with solutions beyond that which is rote
- Design mindset: Ability to develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes
- Sense-making: Ability to determine the deeper meaning and significance of a concept
Habitudes: Images That Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes
Habitudes offers a cost-effective and easy-to-implement approach that helps students to learn vital life skills that are equally as important as academic achievement. Habitudes provides 21st century students the tools to develop character, leadership, and soft skills through the power of images, conversations and experiences to improve high school retention rates and address college and career readiness among students.
The Growing Leaders Initiative exists to provide Habitudes programs to underfunded schools and organizations.
Will you help the next generation become college and career ready?
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Email Aaron James at firstname.lastname@example.org.