Preparing tomorrow's workforce

We have teamed up with America Succeeds and Emsi Burning Glass to promote the “High Demand for Durable Skills” report on which durable skills employers want their employees to have.

Durable skills – or what used to be called “soft” or “life” skills – are those that learners can take with them to whatever careers they choose and wherever they go professionally. These skills include critical thinking, the ability to collaborate on a team and effectively communicate with others.

In producing this study, Moscow-based Emsi analyzed more than 500,000 job postings in Idaho to see how often the following competencies were listed: communication, leadership, metacognition, critical thinking, collaboration, character, growth mindset, mindfulness, creativity, and fortitude.

After studying over 11,000 companies across the state, the High Demand for Durable Skills report found that communication, leadership, and metacognition are the top three durable skills employers are looking for in Idaho.

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