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May 23, 2015 ; (All day) EST
The Youth To Business Forum is an event which aims to connect passionate...
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Act for Impact: A Global Plan for Youth Economic Citizenship Together with...
By: Tim Kautz, James J. Heckman, Ron Diris, Bas ter Weel, Lex Borghans
IQ tests and achievement tests do not adequately capture non- cognitive skills personality traits, goals, character, motivations, and preferences that are valued in the labour market, in school, and in many other domains. For many outcomes, their predictive power rivals or exceeds that of cognitive skills. Evidence from the General Educational Development (GED) testing programme in the United States shows the importance of non-cognitive skills. The GED is an achievement test which dropouts can take to certify that they are equivalent to secondary school graduates. The programme is based on the widely held belief that tests capture the important skills learned in school. On the surface, the... Read more
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Applications open: April 15, 2015 - June 10, 2015 Do you have a passion for community service? Have you worked hard to solve a local problem, and now...
Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st...
The Latin American and Caribbean region faces the daunting challenge of creating decent work opportunities...
Youth is a crucial time of life when young people start realizing their aspirations, assuming their economic...