About Career Spotlight
Career Spotlight provides a snapshot of careers and the local people who work in them. Read all about it and watch the short videos to understand how education, training, and the application of Career Skills for the New Economy play important roles in the changing job scene. These Career Skills do not replace traditional skills always valued by employers, but instead, are an important addition for job seekers in the New Economy.
Career Skills for the New Economy
The Northwest Michigan Talent District Career Council, Networks Northwest, and other economic and educational partners in Northwest Michigan encourage the development of the following Career Skills for Success.*
- Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving
- Collaboration & Leadership
- Initiative & Entrepreneurism
- Effective Oral & Written Communication
- Accessing & Analyzing Information
- Curiosity & Imagination
- Personal Accountability
*Based on information from The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner (2008, Basic Books, New York) and adapted from The Seven Survival Skills for Careers, College, and Citizenship©, Tony Wagner, Harvard University.
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Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission