Focus on soft skills, employability and education

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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)


Sometimes referred to as employability, generic, transferable, or more recently, 21st century skills, soft skills encompass a range of non-technical skills (as opposed to technical, job-specific skills) that, increasingly, employers require in potential employees. These skills include communication skills, teamwork and collaboration skills, creativity, problem solving and analytical skills, entrepreneurial and digital skills. With the world of work changing, the demand and need for soft skills and their impact on education has become a significant focus for governments and industries...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Employment; Research

Keywords: Employability; Skill needs; Skill development; Education and training needs; Education and training opportunity; Digital skills; Soft skills

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2018

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Also called: Soft skills, employability and education

Series: VOCEDplus Focus on series; August 2018

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 133.618

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