As we all know getting into college is hard enough. Now finding a job in this new COVID world is even more daunting. Our children are missing out on valuable experiences they would have with in-person classes and club meetings.
Think about class or a club meeting, students would usually hang out before or after and talk with others. They are not getting that in a zoom meeting. So, what are those skills that are most important for our children to build, the human skills they would usually gain through the normal college experience or in person internship?
The World Economic Forum tell us human skills such as creativity, originality, and initiative, critical thinking, persuasion, and negotiation will likewise retain or increase their value, as will attention to detail, resilience, flexibility, and complex problem-solving. Emotional intelligence, leadership, and social influence as well as service orientation are also set to see a particular increase in demand relative to their current prominence today.
We need to encourage our children to continue learning (it’s not over when they graduate) and gain new experiences to grow their human skills even in this virtual world.