WHAT ARE 21st CENTURY SKILLS?
You may be familiar with the phrase "21st Century Skills", and you may even employ it in your marketing and programming - indeed many camps are already positioned as platforms for 21st Century learning.
New to the phrase? So what exactly does it mean? It is used to describe traits, competencies and knowledge that are considered by employers, institutions and educators to be required for success in today's world. They are often referred to as non-cognitive skills or soft skills - things such as leadership, critical thinking and creativity - and are best acquired and strengthened through experiential learning.....like CAMP!
WhAT IS THE 'SKILLS GAP'?
When asked, employers consistently state that communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity — the four Cs (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2013) — are among the most important skills for new hires to possess, and they are in short supply.