For parents, the skills-based hiring trend may seem like a lot, but it’s actually pretty simple. Here’s what you need to know.
Skills-based hiring simply means employers have shifted their focus from seeking four-year degrees to looking for specific skillsets their applicants demonstrate. The thinking behind this hiring trend is that employees matching a specific skillset are often better suited to their jobs than someone who simply has a degree in a given field.
This shift benefits our kids in two major ways:
- They can enjoy a breadth of employment opportunities based on the skills they have built over time rather than always having to go back to school to earn a formal degree for something else.
- They can evolve in their chosen careers and grow more easily without being “locked in” to any one career. Skills are transferable across the board!
Whatever the trend’s cause, the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and affecting the way kids today can approach the skills and training they’ll need when they enter the workforce. With an education from an online public school like Connections Academy®, students are empowered to take ownership of their future and pursue what excites them. The entire learning experience of Connections Academy is built around developing the whole student and preparing them for whatever comes next after graduation.