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Help Wanted: “T-Shaped” Skills to Meet 21st Century Needs

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A handful of students within the business and engineering schools at San Jose State University in California are headed for careers in service-related industries with an expanded set of marketable skills. A specially devised curriculum shared by the two schools includes instruction in such areas as service design and computer science, as well as soft skills electives including leadership and communication.

The university's goal is to help students develop an array of skills that are highly


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