Key findings include:
- Top skill sets demanded are sales, customer service, leadership, operations and problem-solving
- Labor demand for global trade and logistics companies grew faster than that of the rest of the economy from 2017 to 2019
- Retail, Hospitality and Tourism, Advanced Manufacturing, and ICT-Digital Media are the top 3 regional clusters for global trade
This report was written to help stakeholders understand that along with the technical and academic skills needed for each field, students need to learn the 21st-century skills that prepare them for success in the global economy. Community colleges are positioned to step in and help meet the demand by helping students focus on the skills employers seek and global competence that can set them apart from the competition.