A new report from the The Conference Board, Americans for the Arts and the American Association of Schools shows a disconnect between what employers value and training programs being offered by schools. This disconnect is especially large when it comes to communications skills and creative thinking.
Employers who need to develop creative thinking use the following strategies to train staff members who lack critical skills:
- Moving employees through different departments
- Managerial coaching
Surveyed school systems indicated that funding for arts programs to develop creative thinking typically allows for only one or two curriculum strategies. This problem opens an opportunity for arts-related schools to advertise their strengths both to employers and to parents who want to expand their children's education.
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Source: Conference Board Release