Help Your Children Learn About Skills

In today's competitive, global marketplace job skills are what count. Work is basically an economic exchange: labor for pay. We are hired to perform skills. Having marketable, transferable skills is the key to success in the workplace.

Parents can help their children by:

  • Helping them learn what skills are, particularly those that are marketable, transferable, and motivated.
  • Working together through the section Be Job and Work Skills Smart, filling out a My Work Skills list for a parent and one for a child.
  • Focusing on how to learn new skills, particularly the Foundation Skills, those required of all workers in the high-performance workplace of the 21st Century.

These ideas are discussed in Job Skills for the 21st Century, A Guide for Students.

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