What Skills Will Students Need?

What skills students need is a burning question being debated in board rooms, classrooms, and think tanks. But what skills are needed is only part of the story and part of the solution.  The potentially bigger challenge – the elephant in the room – is how to teach them.  And the problem isn't only methodology.   In this video, you will see how our current 180-day school year is riddled with distractions, disruptions, and interruptions.  After viewing this, what do you think needs to happen to ensure our young people get the skills they need to compete in tomorrow's workforce?



Ira S Wolfe


  1. Sital March 6, 2010 at 2:33 am -

    Yes I agree with this due to current economic slow down many employers lost their job. The recession or its remnants are going to be with us for many years as far as job creation is concerned. If we compare more female employers affected than men in recession and crisis. Now the recession has been slowdown. But we have to give focus on skills. Because recruiters are looking at candidates skills. I found the site http://naukriforwomen.com which seems very useful to the women world.

  2. Becky October 23, 2009 at 4:22 pm -

    Thank you for having this blog. It is very well-written and informative.
    I have been working in Human Resources for 18 years now and the current economic conditions are the worst I have ever seen. It is so frustrating for our workers and for our job candidates. I hope things improve soon!
    I have started a little blog about HR issues myself and I would appreciate you taking a look at it when you have time and giving me your feedback. My blog is at http://www.DialHR.com. Thanks in advance.

  3. Phibee Owings October 14, 2009 at 11:33 pm -

    Just want to share something about knowing what skills needed. Here’s an article on how Johnson and Johnson HR folks got a handle on skills needed at each hiring level: http://snurl.com/hrsurveys