The purpose of this blog is to explore Louisiana's strategy and capacity for advancing STEM education, careers, and workforce for all. Louisiana has its own array of STEM assets, strengths and approaches in place - thus this site is designed to discover these strategies and activities. Not just a PK12 issue - all stakeholders, higher education, workforce development, economic development, business & industry, are welcome to participate. Hopefully the site will pose and answer questions that will ultimately help guide and focus diverse partners in this effort.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Non-Academic Skills are Key to Success, Particularly STEM Career Success

... but what are these skills and what do we call them?
Food for thought - Today's labor market claims more and more job candidates lack soft skills.  Do we know how to describe much less measure these skills not traditionally assessed by standardized tests?  

Recommended reading:  NPR-ED article - Non-Academic Skills are Key to Success - But What Do We Call Them?