21st Century Workforce

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I had the pleasure of working with a group of high school students this past Saturday.  They were all enrolled in Roane State Community College classes offered in their high schools.  This is called Dual Enrollment.  I offered them a chance to work from 8am to 5pm on the Entrepreneurial Mindset that can set them apart and help them succeed in college and in life.  The entrepreneurial mindset is not just for those that want to start a business someday.  The entrepreneurial mindset is what employers are looking for. 

The 21st Century Skill Competencies that employers are looking for include:

Creative Thinking Skills
Effective Problem Solving Skills
Creativity Skills
Communication Skills
Collaboration Skills
Curiosity
Initiative
Persistence/Grit
Adaptability

The students that spent their Saturday learning about the entrepreneurial mindset were introduced to all of these concepts. As a side benefit they also earned 8 hours of community service hours to fulfill their requirement for the TN Promise scholarship for Fall Semester of 2017.

If these students are any indication of those that will be part of the 21st Century Workforce in our area, we have something special to look forward to!  Here are the students receiving their certifications.

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