About 21st Century Skills
Mission and Vision
Why They Are Needed
-- The World Is Changing
-- Global Competition
-- Different Skills Required
-- Education Must Change
Why They Are Important
-- Closing the Gap
What They Are
-- Core Subjects
-- Learning and Innovation Skills
-- Information Media and Technology Skills
-- Life and Career Skills
What Minnesotans Can Do
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Why 21st Century Skills Are Important

What skills are most important for job success when hiring a high school graduate?
Work ethic 80%
Collaboration 75%
Good communication 70%
Social responsibility 63%
Critical thinking and problem solving 58%
Of the high school students that you recently hired, what were their deficiencies?
Written communication 81%
Leadership 73%
Work ethic 70%
Critical thinking and problem solving 70%
Self-direction 58%