Skills for a resilient youth #SkillUpWithTriangle

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Following our recent campaign #SkillUpWithTriangle in commemoration with the World Youth Skills Day, we would be sharing the most popularly required skills that cut across careers youths have chosen on our platform so other resilient youths can upskill themselves as we continue to battle the CoronaVirus.

Digital Skills
As a result of a constantly changing environment, the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the internet cannot be overemphasized. Digital skill is an umbrella to Social Media, Email, Content Marketing, Social selling e.t.c

Data Literacy
Job seekers with a skill that helps derive meaningful information from data and make better decisions will be even more appealing to prospective employers than ever before. Meanwhile, this skill requires some knowledge of mathematics and statistics, so it’s advisable to put your interest into consideration before choosing to enter into the world of big data.

Communication And Interpersonal Skills
This is a must-have for every job seeker as it is essential to help you deliver and understand information quickly and accurately. It is also a determinant of your ability to work well with others, it ranges from active listening to attitude, dependability, flexibility, leadership, and demeanour e.t.c

Coding Skills
It is believed that just as basic computer skills evolved into a skill everyone long to possess, so will coding become universally fundamental in the not-too-long future. This is one skill that its knowledge can also open various job opportunities like Product Management, User Experience Designer, Software Development, Developer Advocate e.tc

Creative Thinking
Sometimes to appeal to a potential employer, you have to do something distinctive to stand out from the crowd. Being creative helps you look at problems and situations from a fresh perspective to proffer new solutions, making this is an essential skill every youth should have as can be put to use in most fields of work.

According to the World Economic Forum, “Five years from now, over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed” so the only way for youth to build resilient skills is to commit to a lifetime of learning.

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The good news is that learning new skills has been made easier by the endless free and open online courses available — click here to explore top providers of a wide range of categories and subjects.

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