Report on 'New Foundational Skills' for Work Force

March 14, 2019

A new report explores the "new foundational skills" that employers are increasingly seeking in their workers in today's digital economy.

The report, by Burning Glass Technologies and the Business-Higher Education Forum, cites 14 skills in three categories: "digital building blocks" (managing data, software development, computer programming, analyzing data, digital security and privacy), "business enablers" (business process, project management, digital design, communicating data), and "human skills" (communication, critical thinking, collaboration, analytical skills, creativity).

The report examines how workers and employers value the different skills and how the skills help employees at different stages of their careers and offers recommendations for colleges, employers, students and workers alike.

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