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Almost all jobs are project-based. So why do we teach students to take tests? Education should be project based which will teach both soft and hard skills. Studio School is a great example of this

What do youth need? they have the education, but have no experience, and no connections. So that is what we need to give to them...Toastmasters is a great place develop communication and leadership skills/experience, as well as real connections.

An idea that Jack Welch made popular long ago seems to be back on the rise — getting someone 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years your junior to help you see the world from an entirely different perspective. And in return, you can do the same for them!

Underrated soft skill: being able to pick what you want to do and tell a convincing story about how you chose. Paralysis of indecision can be a much greater risk than making the wrong decision.

The Future Project is an enrichment program for high schoolers that provides support, mentorship, and resources for students to take on passion projects to benefit their respective communities. Currently in D.C., New Haven, and New York City.

Everyone wins if companies take the time and energy to create a meaningful internship structure. The intern gains valuable experience and knowledge and the company would likely see a high return on investment.

16-24 is a fairly wide range that comes with a fairly wide array of qualifications, behaviours, and skills. I think we need to figure out who exactly are we building for before we can figure out what we are building.

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is a restaurant that uses the magic of food to give unemployed young people a chance to have a better future. The apprenticeship model encourages training, personal development, work experience and college work.

A a social design programme tailormade to connect and inspire participants. Through situated learning young people mix with professionals to improve livelihood - together. Working interdependently, participants gain new insights and connect ideas.

It's not enough just to have the skills, you need to be able to showcase them too. And a one page resume won't always cover all the 'soft' and 'hard' skills anyone has acquired over the years.

Introducing young adults and children at early ages to communities of makers and self-learning will empower new generations to realize that when there isn't a job available, they can make one themselves.

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