Why It’s Important for Young People to Have Part-Time Jobs

Did you have a part-time job growing up? In the past, having a part-time job was a staple of nearly every high school student’s schedule. Recently, however, summer jobs and teen participation in the labor force are on the decline. The employment rate among teens in the U.S. fell by 19 percent between the years[…]

Building the Stamina of Young Workers: A Job Workout

Today’s work environments are often fast-paced, complex and crowded. They can be daunting for any worker, but if for a recent graduate, a stay-at-home-parent returning to work, a former inmate who was recently released from custody, or even someone who has just been unemployed for a while, getting into the groove of the workday can take[…]

Georgetown: learning and teaching 21st-century skills

AUGMENTED LEARNING AND TEACHING THE SKILLS OF THE 21ST CENTURY 21st-Century Skills As the economy becomes increasingly automated, employment skills for both blue and white collar jobs must evolve to keep up. So-called “21st-century skills” learning rotates away from hard STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and incorporates soft skills to augment the progression of technology.[…]

Should parenting and education focus more on soft skills?

Raising kids is a minefield of rights and wrongs, hills and valleys, and mistakes and victories. Most parents can relate to feeling confounded by the daunting task of finding the right combination of discipline and acceptance in order to produce a successful adult. But what of the skills that children are learning in schools? Are[…]