FULL LIST OF SOFT SKILLS

Recent research shows that soft skills can have a greater impact on an individual’s employment, earnings, and overall well-being than job-specific technical skills. In fact, employers globally report difficulty filling jobs because new recruits often lack soft skills. According to Child Trends, soft skills include “competencies, behaviors, attitudes and personal qualities that enable people to effectively navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals.” Researchers, educators and youth development practitioners use varying frameworks to classify the ‘most important’ soft skills. This is demonstrated by the multitude of names often considered synonymous with soft skills, including: non-cognitive, workforce readiness, life, behavioral, and 21st century skills (among others). Examples of the most valuable types of soft skills to youth and adult success are: social skills, communication skills, problem solving, critical thinking, self-control, and positive self-concept.

 

World Bank and UNICEF Partner to Promote Education, Skills and Training for Young People

World Bank, UNICEF

World Bank to invest $1 billion to boost job prospects for young people in alignment with Generation Unlimited

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2019 – The World Bank and UNICEF announced a new commitment to promote education, skills and training for young people in developing countries with the goal of boosting their employment prospects. 

Building the workforce of the future: Resilient people and places

ORGANIZER: 
Brookings
DATE: 
May 21, 2019 (09:00am to 07:00pm)

Unfilled jobs, low labor force participation, and declining economic mobility suggest education systems are struggling to equip workers with the skills employers demand. In a time of rapid technological change, how can private and public sector leaders join together with the education community to build more resilient people and places?

YouthLead Ambassadors Announcement

YouthLead

Meet the YouthLead Ambassadors!

We are excited to announce the new YouthLead Ambassadors: 22 young changemakers, who were competitively selected out of nearly 1,500 applicants from over 200 countries!

Unleash Innovation Lab

Unleash

Apply now for UNLEASH 2019 in Shenzhen, China

Calling all change-makers! Do you have talent for sustainability and passion for the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Then you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to be one of the 1,000 UNLEASH talents who will collaborate on solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Beyond Dividing Lines: The Reality of Youth-Led Peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya and Sierra Leone

United Network of Young Peacebuilders

This report presents the findings of research carried out in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya and Sierra Leone between January and October 2018 by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) with the support of USAID’s YouthPower Learning Project. The project was undertaken in collaboration with four UNOY Peacebuilders member organisations: Afghans for Progressive Thinking, Fundación Escuelas de Paz, Together We Built It and Youth Participation in Peace and Development-Sierra Leone (YPPD-SL).

Resource Type: 
Report

Youth Protest Movements in Afghanistan: Seeking Voice and Agency

United States Institute of Peace
After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Afghanistan’s new political order provided space for increased political participation, more education, and antiregime personal expression, some of which took the form of protest movements. Especially after the 2014 presidential election, high-profile youth protest movements became a notable element on the political scene, though none has yet proved sustainable. 
 
Resource Type: 
Report

The World Bank/Wharton School Ideas for Action Competition 2019

World Bank & Wharton School

The Ideas for Action Competition 2019 is open for applications. Ideas for Action provides students and young professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to help shape the international development agenda and to take an active role in changing the world.

A joint program of the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, Ideas for Action is a knowledge platform connecting young leaders all around the world who are passionate about the future development of our world.

2019 Global Youth Economic Opportunities Orientation Webinar

Making Cents International's Youth Economic Opportunities Network
 
The annual GYEO Summit Call for Proposals is a competitive process open to all interested applicants working to advance youth economic opportunities. Summit speakers raise awareness about their work, share knowledge and encourage collaboration in our sector through practical, hands-on breakout sessions that connect to the Summit’s theme and technical tracks.
 
Resource Type: 
Presentation

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