Building Employment Opportunities The Old Fashioned Way

Whose responsibility is it to bridge the skills gap? Developing an active partnership on campus can open a window to innovation & action.

Global Career Compass

The UK Globe & Mail published this interesting piece http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/bridge-your-own-skills-gap/article15056920/?service=mobile#menu written by a social entrepreneur whose mantra is, “bridge your own skills gap.”

There are many ways in which students and recent grads can acquire the skills and tools to be more relevant in today’s workforce:  On campuses across the country [i.e. in the UK], there are over 10,000 student groups and extra-curricular activities – but only about a third of students get involved outside the classroom. My first experience in sales, marketing, HR and leadership came from on campus activities.  Off campus, there is no shortage of opportunities available to students to gain practical, hands-on skills and exposure through internships and work-study programs.

Our generation has all of the ingredients we need to be successful, but above all else, the right attitude to see beyond a linear career path and the courage to take our careers into our…

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