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April 21, 2009

21st Century Skills for New Careers

NetworkWorld reports on a survey of 1600 college students who are pursuing various careers. The poll asked the students which skills they expect to use most in the workforce. Eighty percent of those polled expect to have to master new technology as they move into the workforce. Students believe that a wide variety of jobs will require technical skills. In addition to skills related to technology, the students also expect to need enhanced writing and marketing skills.

"The survey results show that students understand they need the ability to leverage technology for their employers across many careers," says Mark Hanny, vice president of IBM's Academic Initiative. Hanny describes the "T-shaped employees" who are sought by many employers. Such employees have a broad knowledge base about business in addition to deep knowledge about their particular field.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at April 21, 2009 2:11 AM
category: Education

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