This week on Where Parents Talk radio on 105.9 The Region, host Lianne Castelino speaks to Jay Gosselin, leadership coach, speaker, founder and President of Discover Year and MentorU and father of two about a structured gap year and post-secondary options.
“…it was clear to me that young people — it was very different than when I graduated from high school — people were nervous, of course, about going into the world. But more more than anything, people were excited. And now more than anything, people were very, very anxious. So that I understood that people, young people needed more time and a different kind of environments, different skills to kind of understand themselves better build motivation, and have some curiosity about the world.
I asked all of those managers and and business owners, what they wanted from young people that were coming into their organizations in terms of skills and what they were, what the gaps were. And they said all the things that most of us read about in the news on an ongoing basis. They said we want people who are team players, who understand how to communicate, how to build relationships with others, how to organize their work, prioritize their work, who are resilient, etc, etc., are curious.”