Flexibility, versatility can and should be taught, writes Globe contributor

August 17, 2016

“65 per cent of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist,” writes Vanessa Federovich for the Globe and Mail. Citing a 2016 report by the World Economic Forum, Federovich argues that the increasing speed of change in the labour market means that flexibility and versatility are essential skills that current and future grads will not be able to do without. For this reason, Federovich encourages all levels of education to expose students to curriculum that “encourages teamwork and innovative thinking and offers students real opportunities for leadership well before graduation.” Globe and Mail