With the release of the “Future Skills Study Report” last year, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) advocated six essential soft and hard skills for young people. These included, Digital Skills; Innovation and Problem Solving; Life Planning; Communication and Cooperation; Wellness Management; and Resilience and Crisis Management. This year, the HKFYG launches a new book along with a series of summer programmes aimed to enhance practical skills and value education.
The forthcoming book, Six Future Skills You Should Learn Now, provides teachers, youth workers, and parents with in depth explanations and insights, as well as teaching resources and cases studies on the skills needed for the future. Given the development of artificial intelligence and advanced technology, education has tended to focus on practical and professional skills, but has neglected the development of important soft skills such as attitude, values and resilience. Addressing this imbalance, this book provides a valuable educational reference and comes highly recommended by Principal Lee Chack Fan, one of the Theme Writers of the Hong Kong Book Fair 2021.