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Baseline Skills for the 21st Century

Nearly everyone in education has a list of skills that “every student should learn.” But what are the real baseline demands we should make of students, particularly when more jobs are “hybrids” blending different skill sets? What set of abilities will enable graduates to navigate the workforce? Our panel will look at the latest data on what employers demand in the job market, examining emerging skills such as coding, design, and data analysis, as well as traditional "soft skill" requirements.

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  1. Understanding emerging skill demands in the job market
  2. Projecting skills likely to be in demand in a data-driven economy
  3. Understanding the role of hybrid jobs in changing the nature of work



Scott Bittle, Dir of Communications, Burning Glass Technologies

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