Despite being available, nearly four in ten students have never used their school’s career services resources, according to a recent Strada report. The report adds that 39% of students have never visited their school’s career services office or used its online resources, including more than one-third of seniors.
What does this mean when it comes to equipping students with the skills and experience they need to leave university feeling career- and work-ready?
It's now more important than ever to prepare young people for the evolving workforce, whether that be considering the 97 million emerging jobs of the future, the impact that AI will have on the existence of roles in the next five years, or preparing young people with the skills they need to succeed in a remote working environment.
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Moreover, power skills is a 'buzz phrase' you may have heard over the past year but carries increasing significance for this topic. It is the combination of interpersonal, intercultural, and soft skills that help an individual succeed in their career. Without equipping young people with these skills, they will not be ready for the workforce.
Read more: Unlocking Power Skills for Career Success