PSI Focus Group

Concurrent Session 8

Brief Abstract

Higher Education to Hired: How will the Skills Gap Change with the Future Workforce?

With each passing year, employers increasingly feel that college graduates and young professionals lack the 21st century skills critical for success in tomorrow's workplace.  Despite being digital natives, Generation Z seems to struggle applying their "soft skills" to the real world.  How can we help close the skills gap while improving the potential culture fit for the next generation?  Will being firm but gentle work?

We want to hear your thoughts.  What's working?  What's not?  And what else can we do to serve this future workforce better?

Join us in a discussion about hard data and soft skills.  We'll also talk about the Top Workplace Skills and How to Test Them.

As an educator, your experiences are extremely valuable in helping us identify and define our priorities for solution development.  By participating in this focus group, you're helping your institution better serve Generation Z.  Additionally, all participants will be entered into a drawing for a Polaroid POP Digital Camera: 1 at our session's conclusion.

***This focus group is invitation only***

Extended Abstract