Wednesday, April 6, 2022

11:00 am
11:40 am
Career Readiness: Expanding the Edge
Coronado B, Level 4
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Scaling Gen Z Skill-building Programming for Young Entrepreneurs

54% of GenZ aspire to be entrepreneurs. But, how does a kid turn an aspiration into a career? It’s on us, folks. We, collectively, need to provide entrepreneurial education experiences that build the skills young entrepreneurs need to succeed. Durable skills–such as critical thinking, communication and presentation, collaboration, leadership, financial literacy, creativity, and learning to take risks and accepting failure–are the secret sauce for future entrepreneurs. But, are we doing our jobs and ensuring that all students have equitable access to skill–building programming in middle and high school? It’s a revolution in the making and these nonprofits are tackling the challenge to forge a more entrepreneurial America.