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According to a national poll of 1,000 adults conducted by Northeastern University, nearly two-thirds of Americans think the higher education system is doing only a fair or even poor job of preparing college graduates for the workforce. Many individuals feel so strongly about this that they believe employees with some work experience and no college degree are likely to perform better at a job than college graduates with no full-time work experience.

Educators should be asking themselves not only what important skills high school and college students need to prepare for jobs today, but also how they can help kids gain these competencies. EducationWorld.com confided in education experts to answer these questions, and here is the advice they received:

Encourage Teamwork: Teamwork helps students understand how to communicate, compromise, and share credit so they can be a valuable contributing member to projects.

Be Future-Focused: The material students are taught should have a purpose, whether it’s to contribute to their future financial success or personal success.

Teach Complex Thinking Skills: By giving high school students context for decision-making and solving problems, teachers can reinforce the idea of using effective methods to reach ones career or personal goals.

Prep for College and Career: College is simply not for everyone, nor is it appropriate for every career. Schools need to offer courses that will prepare students for wherever they are going in life. Furthermore, kids need life skills such as civics knowledge and the ability to balance a checkbook.

Round Out the Curriculum:  There is no set formula for how to prepare each individual student for tomorrow’s workforce, but giving them a well-rounded education can help. Courses should include a range of Arts, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, History, and Business Communications.

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