WHY 21 SKILLS?
The Framework for 21st Century Learning research indicates that workplace readiness gaps are prevalent in today's employees. Whether coming directly from high school, community college or a university, employees with gaps in the 4C's of Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking are creating unique challenges for today's employers.
“64% of employers said that new graduates possess average or below-average communication skills (compared to 45% who said the same of experienced workers.”
“81% of senior executives identified creativity as “very important” for four-year college graduates, yet only 21% of respondents rated these candidates as having “excellent” creativity and innovation skills.”
“81% of companies surveyed placed a strong emphasis on the ability to think critically.”