" Entrepreneurship education benefits students from all socioeconomic backgrounds because it teaches kids to think outside the box and nurtures unconventional talents and skills. Furthermore, it creates opportunity, ensures social justice, instils confidence and stimulates the economy."
Why Schools Should Teach Entrepreneurship
- By Florina Rodov and Sabrina Truong
There is an urgent need to shift mindsets to prepare the next generation for the future world of work, and equip them with the skills, values, characteristics and knowledge they need to thrive in our modern society.
The new research reveals young people entering the workforce can't rely solely on industry-specific technical skills to secure a position as employers are increasingly looking for candidates with enterprise skills, which are sometimes referred to as 21st Century or soft skills.
We believe entrepreneurship is the most powerful scaffold for teaching a 21st century skillset and preparing the next generation for the future world of work.