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Old-school learning techniques that involve huge investments of time and money are getting increasingly unfeasible.
New ways to learn, using various online tools, allows people to upgrade and refresh their skills. There are peer-to-peer learning platforms where experts are teaching how to attain mastery at specific skill-sets.
Spending years in the classroom to learn a subject is keeping the individual unproductive.
Shortening the educational time commitment, and providing more hands-on work experience can make mastering skills easier and provide the young workforce with tangible, real-world skill-sets like confidence, adaptability, computational thinking and a design mindset.
Periods of unemployment and gaps in work are usually looked down upon by companies.
These periods can be opportunities to gain new skills and refresh old ones. Unemployment benefits can include training and professional development, helping people who are out of job, adapt and get employed.
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