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COABE 2011: Overview of Workplace & 21st Century Skills

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These are Kate Daly's slides from her COABE 2011 panel presentation.

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COABE 2011: Overview of Workplace & 21st Century Skills

  1. 1. 21 st Century Skills: What Are They, and Why Do We Need Them? Kate Daly PluggedIn, Virginia COABE April 2011
  2. 2. SURVEY SAYS
  3. 3. “ Very important” applied skills for job success for new workforce entrants “Are They Really Ready to Work?” 2006 <ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity / Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork / Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Information technology application </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking / Problem solving </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Changing Workforce: What has fueled the evolution of The desired skill set? <ul><li>BASIC SKILLS </li></ul><ul><li>APPLIED SKILLS </li></ul>
  5. 5. Global economy <ul><li>Pace of Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Agility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Automation of Routine Tasks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some jobs obsolete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-shoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Everyone is connected </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>SKILLS GAP: How do we ensure that adults meet the demands of the 21st century workplace? </li></ul>
  7. 7. SCANS: Employability Skills Utilizing Resources Interpersonal Skills Utilizing Information Using Systems Using Technology Responsibility Self-worth Sociability Self-management Integrity / Honesty Creativity Decision-making Problem-solving Visualization Reasoning Reading Writing Arithmetic Listening Speaking Workplace Competencies Personal Qualities Thinking Skills Basic Skills
  8. 8. How do we get there?
  9. 9. Integration & Contextualization <ul><li>3 R’S </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Skills: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 C’S </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem-solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration & Team-building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workplace Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Soft Skills </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>P21: http://www.p21.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>AMA 2010 Critical Skills Survey: http://www.p21.org/documents/Critical%20Skills%20Survey%20Executive%20Summary.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Are They Really Ready to Work? http://www.p21.org/documents/FINAL_REPORT_PDF09-29-06.pdf </li></ul>
  11. 11. 21 st Century Skills: What Are They, and Why Do We Need Them? Kate Daly PluggedIn, Virginia COABE April 2011

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