Let's stop calling them 'soft skills'
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
In the future, change is the only certainty.
Workers, employers, and education providers need to be agile, flexible and prepared to adapt as technology continues to interrupt industries and change the jobs available.
Until two decades ago, the general goal of colleges was for academic pursuits and teaching individuals to become more well-rounded. The general thought was that colleges were not vocational institutions.
Now, and possibly in the future, colleges will have to focus more on training and change their curriculum to meet the demands of employers.
A four-year college education remains the best choice for those who can get admitted to a selective university. But for everyone else, an alternative path might be the best way to go.
In the future, one training path will be company-sponsored apprenticeship programs to cover the skills missing between the secondary system and what employers are looking for.