In their 2016 report ‘The Future of Jobs’, the World Economic Forum highlighted anticipated changes in employability skills and suggested that by 2020 over one third of the skills considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. Notably, creativity will have become one of the top three skills needed to deal with the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working.
The guide explores what these skills are, their importance to young people and how parents and carers can help their children develop these essential skills for life and work. It illustrates the ways in which creativity enhances enterprise and employability skills and how creativity can support the development of personal attributes or characteristics. It includes information about the importance of creativity for learning, life and work and provides examples of young people gaining creativity, enterprise and employability skills and inspiring answers to the question: ‘what is creativity?