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Can K-12 cater to soft skills, too?

Can K-12 cater to soft skills, too?

The Phoenix Business Journal’s recent cover story “Catering to Soft Skills” highlights how our state colleges and universities have adapted programs to better support students for today’s workforce.

Quote after quote underscores how employers demand more than just baseline academic and technical skills, but are seeking student leaders with skills in communication, adaptability, critical thinking, problem-solving, and the ability to work in diverse teams.

Although the article did not intend to encompass our full education system in this challenge, we fall short of filling the soft skills deficit if we don’t address the learning experiences prior to entering our colleges and universities.