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What are life skills?

What students learn in school is vital, but you want your child to be prepared for the real world. With K12, students gain the necessary life skills that employers and colleges seek.

Through a combination of innovative technology and K12’s immersive curriculum, students at K12-powered schools are equipped with durable, real-world skills that will prepare them for college and career.

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How Students Use Life Skills

Anjali, a student at a K12-powered school, shares how her education and the collaboration tools she uses to work with her teachers and fellow students have set her up for future success.3

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An analysis of 80 million job postings showed that 7 out of 10 most-requested skills by employers are life skills.1

Life Skills Examples2

Star icon Communication: The ability to synthesize and transmit ideas in both written and oral formats

Star icon Collaboration: The ability to work effectively with others, including those with opposing points of view

Star icon Critical thinking: The ability to make decisions, solve problems, and take action

Star icon Creativity: The ability to see what’s not there and make something happen

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Students at K12-powered schools learn life skills through the following programs:

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Career & College Prep

With our career & college prep programs, students can learn about different industries and get hands-on experience with the skills they’ll use in their adult lives. They’ll also gain access to internship and career services, networking opportunities, and career clubs to help them explore their passions and purpose.

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Career Training

Career training allows students to solve realistic problems and develop real-world skills through leadership development activities, internships, employer partnerships, and more.

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Career Coaching

Whether they’re looking for help with interview skills, résumé writing, professional communication, or career plans, K12-powered students can find support through career coaching.

1Source: Analysis from America Succeeds on Durable Skills.
2Source: ‘Looking for Workers Competent in the Four Cs’ by Theresa Minton-Eversole
3Anjali is a 2023 student at a K12-powered school in TX, and their statement reflects their experience at their school.