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HundrED Partners with Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation to discover employability skills

10.5.2019
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Applications until June 30th: Selected innovations will be announced at the Taipei Spotlight Summit in December 2019 and promoted globally

Taipei (May 10th, 2019): Finnish education non-profit, HundrED, in partnership with Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation, a Taiwan foundation that promotes lifelong learning and develop talent whilst utilizing innovative technology to fulfill industrial value, announces its Spotlight on Employability.

"The major issues current students will have to work on in the future will be large and complex, which require creative approaches to connecting divergent ideas across disciplines"

The rapid advancement of technology and changes in the way people think had driven the changes of employability skills needed for the future in significant and unforeseeable ways. Thus, it is critical that education show prospective and sustainable development in order to adapt to the future modern society. A key finding from HundrED’s 2018 Every Child Flourish Report in 2018 discovered that 83% of the young people surveyed were hoping to learn more employability skills as an essential part of their education.

“The major issues current students will have to work on in the future will be large and complex, which require creative approaches to connecting divergent ideas across disciplines. Education innovations that align with the effective development of these future-focused employability skills are in high demand and are critical in the preparation for the modern workforce, ” states HundrED Executive Director Lasse Leponiemi.

“We are thrilled to partner with HundrED who shares in our mission to support and share education solutions that allow students to form a human-centric and highly considerate attitude. With this global project we aim to identify practical innovations which can improve employability skills through the K-12 education not only locally but also globally,” says Teresa Lin, the CEO of Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation.

The HundrED Spotlight will showcase leading innovations from around the world that promote employability skills.

Innovations will be required to have an educational element that promote an increased understanding of the life and career skills needed in the future. The innovations adhere to a strict selection criteria of FIT+HUG developed by the Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation, namely F (Friendly by nature), I (Innovative with diversity), T (Technology-aware), H (Human-centric approach), U (Uniting multiple domains), and G (Global view with local act), while being Impactful, Scalable and Innovative.

All Chinese speaking world innovators, educators and organizations working in the field of technology and education are encouraged to share solutions with the project.  The selected innovations will be announced at the Spotlight Summit in Taipei and promoted globally through HundrED.

About HundrED

Finnish based, not for profit, HundrED, discovers, researches and shares inspiring innovations in K12 education. Their goal is to help improve education and foster a movement through encouraging valuable, impactful & scalable innovations to spread, mindful of context, across the world. Since 2016, HundrED has been conducting rigorous research to seek and select 100 inspiring innovations of that year, annually. All of the insights and selected innovations are documented, packaged and shared with educators around the world to easily implement, with free support. For more information, please visit: http://www.hundred.org or follow then on social media: Twitter: @HundrEDorg and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HundrEDorg/

About Sayling Wen Educational and Cultural Foundation

The Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation’s mission is to promote lifelong learning and develop talent whilst utilizing innovative technology to fulfil industrial value. The Foundation’s programs consist of four key elements: embedding Chinese cultural value in primary and secondary education, enhancing career readiness in tertiary education level students, enabling cross-domain learning in the society, promoting service science and service innovation. In order to achieve its vision to provide talents for future society.

http://www.saylingwen.org.tw/eng

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Lasse Leponiemi
Executive Director at HundrED helping all HundrED Community members to spread inspiring education innovations around the world.