Skills for Students Living in the 21st Century

Career Readiness
Career Readiness, Soft Skills

Article Summary

  • According to one study, 70 percent of college graduates felt ready to start a career, while less than one-third of employers agreed.
  • In one survey, only 31 percent of students were “extremely satisfied” with their college experience—leaving a majority of students feeling unfulfilled.
  • Digital platforms are modernizing students’ learning experience, justifying their investment in education and driving them to graduate.
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When evaluating job preparedness in recent college graduates, there is a major disconnect between college graduates and employers. According to one study, 70 percent of college graduates felt ready to start a career, while less than one-third of employers agreed. Most of these employers found that college graduates arrived in the workplace unprepared with a lack of soft skills. To combat this divide, institutions are investing more resources into online learning.

Online courseware works for educators and students

In one survey, only 31 percent of students were “extremely satisfied” with their college experience—leaving a majority of students feeling unfulfilled. For students to stay motivated, instructors are challenged with modifying course concepts to align with a technology-driven world. That’s why more institutions are adding online tools to their curriculum, adding valuable dimension to both the educational process and student outcomes. As a result, students are developing critical thinking skills at a faster pace with feedback they can use in real time.

Prepared graduates become innovative employees

Digital platforms are modernizing students’ learning experience, justifying their investment in education and driving them to graduate—with the core skills needed to succeed in future careers. Through active learning, personalized instruction and application of real-world concepts, digital courseware is empowering today’s learners to enter the workforce prepared for success.

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