I took this survey from the People for Education newsletter. It would be interesting to see if this is how corporate Canada sees the future skill set requirements for our youth. Many of these skills come from strong life and soft skills. It is imperative that we teach our children life skills from an early age.

What will graduates in 2030 need to know?
Around the world, 134 million children will be born this year. And in 2030, many of them will graduate from high school.

At a recent meeting – co-sponsored by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative and TVO – scientists, educators, policymakers and students worked to come up with the attributes these graduates will need to “reach their full potential in life.”

Among other things, they agreed graduates would need to be:

literate, numerate, and articulate
creative, critical thinkers
able to collaborate effectively
open to failure as an essential part of progress
adaptable and resilient in the face of adversity
aware of the society they live in and able to understand the different perspectives of others
self-aware and cognizant of their own strengths and limitations
entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and eager to tackle the challenges and opportunities of their world

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