EDUCATION, RESEARCH

The Power of Transportable Skills

Assessing the Demand and Value of the Skills of the Future
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Five Skills that Set Students Apart

In “The Power of Transportable Skills: Assessing the Demand and Value of the Skills of the Future,” Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and Emsi Burning Glass (now Lightcast) examined workforce demand for five such skills taught to millions of students each year in PLTW PreK-12 programs: collaboration, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, and ethical reasoning and mindset. 

The research found demand for transportable skills outpaces that for all other skills. Transportable skills are the four most-required skills in the entire labor market, with the fifth skill in greater demand than 99.8% of all skills tracked.sign.

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